Wednesday, October 7th – Lincoln County
Summary: As expected, yesterday was completely different than Monday’s flirtation with Summer. Mostly cloudy skies with only a couple of minor peeks at the Sun, much cooler temperatures in the low-60s and gusty southwest winds combined to give us a typical Fall day. There was a patch of clearing and calm winds after sunset but the next weather front arrived ’round midnight and some drizzle was falling by 2:00am. Rain showers came in a couple of hours later providing various amounts of precipitation along the Central Coast; Lincoln City received the most, Waldport and Yachats barely got damp. At daybreak, it was mostly cloudy with a light southerly breeze.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/57F/21mph/0.03”
Depoe Bay: 62F/55F/24mph/0.01”
Forecast: The rain showers should be ending before lunch but expect mostly cloudy skies this afternoon through tonight; high in the low-60s, low in the low-50s. Dry tomorrow with some sunbreaks and the mercury topping out at 65F or so. Outlook is where the rubber meets the road. It now looks like the remnants of Hurricane Oho will be affecting our weather, although the impacts may be only moderate because the storm is projected to make landfall on the British Columbia Coast well north of us. That said, Oho’s southern edge will still generate rain and wind for the Central Coast beginning sometime Friday, peaking on Saturday. Southerly winds to 40 mph and possibly an inch of rain are on tap. Sunday, mostly cloudy and calmer, rain likely on Monday and then a chance of showers Tuesday. Overall, temps and precipitation are predicted to be seasonal.
Travel: In the Coast Range, chance of rain with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting a chance of rain and highs of 70-75F, except for Portland where rain is likely and a high of 65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, light west winds, temps near 70F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are around 55F; rain today, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Cascadia: A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 occurred last evening at 5:29pm about 235 miles west of Depoe Bay near the Juan de Fuca Plate’s Blanco Fracture Zone. There were no reports of the tremor being felt ashore.
Marine: There’s a light SW breeze nearshore this morning but it is blowing in the 15-20 knot range out at Stonewall Bank with 3 foot chop. And, what you see is what you get today, tonight and tomorrow – sou’westers 10-15 knots maybe gusting 20 and swells 3-4 feet. Outlook is for stormy conditions Friday and Saturday with southerlies 25-30 knots gusting 35 and combined seas building quickly to 13-14 feet, and then breeze and seas easing on Sunday, S winds 15-20 knots swells 11 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Rain early, mostly cloudy, moderate 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.
10/07 Wed 09:49 AM 6.83 H
10/07 Wed 03:35 PM 2.87 L
10/07 Wed 09:28 PM 6.84 H
10/08 Thu 03:57 AM 1.04 L
In Short: Mainly overcast, rain fading, light winds, partial clearing, then stormy.