Tuesday, October 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: For the 5th of October, it was a warm one yesterday, but none of our regular reporting stations got into record temperature territory. Depoe Bay had the local high at 78F, well shy of the 82F record set back in 1987. Waldport was the coolest, just making it to 70F. The hottest reading in the area was the ODOT thermometer on the Yaquina Bay Bridge which peaked at 81F, probably because it was receiving the full brunt of the warm east winds coming through the Coast Range and down the river. Cooling began for most areas shortly after noon when the breeze began backing to the northwest, west and eventually to the south. This quickly shut down the heat machine and temps plummeted to the 50s before sunset. Clouds arrived around midnight and the southwest wind was blowing 15-25 mph by 3:00am. At daybreak, it was overcast with southerly winds 5-10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 74F/54F
Depoe Bay: 78F/52F
Forecast: It’ll be a different planet today with mostly cloudy skies, areas of fog, southerly winds and a high of 60-65F. Tonight and tomorrow, areas of fog and a slight chance of rain, the mercury staying between 55F lows and 65F highs. Outlook is for Fall conditions over the next week with patchy fog and partial clearing on Thursday, a chance of rain Friday, rain likely and breezy Saturday (forecasters are still eyeballing the potential for remnants of Tropical Storm Oho to create heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday), then showers Sunday and rain likely again Monday. Temps near seasonal normals at 50-60F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, partly sunny with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting mainly sunshine and a high of 75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for increasing clouds, light southwest winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, patchy fog, temperatures are 45-55F; partly sunny today, the free air freezing level is 14,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are S 10-15 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 6 seconds. Southerlies 10-15 knots today, tonight and tomorrow, seas 2-4 feet and areas of fog. Outlook is for S winds 5-15 knots Thursday and Friday, then sou’westers rising to 15-20 knots or higher on Saturday; swells building to 9-11 feet late in the week. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, light breeze, surf 2-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/06 Tue 08:50 AM 6.58 H
10/06 Tue 02:26 PM 3.32 L
10/06 Tue 08:18 PM 6.83 H
10/07 Wed 03:03 AM 1.00 L
In Short: Mainly overcast, fog/drizzle, light winds, then rain and showers.