Saturday, October 10th – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday’s high temperatures were recorded between 8:00am and 9:00am as tropical air from Hurricane Oho spread onto the Central Coast. Southwest winds began building shortly after and peaked in the 30s during midday about the time the rain began. The highest gust in the area was 64 mph on Mary’s Peak east of Newport in the Coast Range. The breeze and rainfall subsided overnight during a lull between weather fronts, but started back up this morning around 5:00am. At daybreak, it was raining in most locations and the southerly winds had returned at 15-25 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 68F/62F/38mph/0.14”
Depoe Bay: 67F/59F/33mph/0.27”
The Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service for hazardous beach conditions remains in effect today. A large southwest swell continues to move through the coastal waters with wave heights building to around 15 feet on Saturday. This brings the potential for large waves to break over area jetties and significant surf to impact south to southwest facing beaches and headlands. These waves may result in beach erosion for areas that do not commonly see impact from incoming waves. Visitors to the coast should stay out of the surf zone on area beaches and remain off jetties and offshore rocks as breaking waves can sweep people into the water. Additionally, an approaching frontal system will bring gusty winds to the coast on today. South winds will increase to 20-30 mph this morning with gusts to 50 mph possible during the late morning and early afternoon. These wind speeds may make walking along the beaches difficult. Mariners will also face additional hazards this weekend (see Marine Forecast below).
Forecast: The last round of remnants from Hurricane Oho move through our area today with south winds rising to 35-40 mph gusting to 50 and rainfall projected to be a half to three-quarters of an inch. Tonight, the rain is expected to cease by midnight and the breeze fades to 5-15 gusting 20-25. Skies should be partly sunny tomorrow with light south winds and a high of 60F. Outlook is for clearing, a northerly breeze and seasonal temperatures Tuesday through Friday.
Travel: In the Coast Range, rainy and windy with 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting rain, gusty winds and highs of 70-75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, west winds to 25 mph, temps 70-75F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; rainy and windy today, the snow level above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is wet roads tonight, then dry tomorrow and tomorrow night.
Marine: Winds are southerly 15-20 knots with seas 12 feet at 14 seconds this morning. A Gale Warning is in effect through this afternoon for S winds increasing to 25-30 knots gusting 40 and combined seas 15 feet. See a Special Marine Weather Statement here. The breeze veers to SW and eases this evening to 15 knots gusting 25, and then down to 10 knots gusting 15 after midnight, seas subsiding to 12 feet. Tomorrow, light southerlies 5-10 knots gusting 15, swells falling to 10 feet. Outlook is for another front to arrive on Monday with sou’westers 10-20 knots and lumpy 10 foot seas, and then a return to northerlies 10-20 knots Tuesday and Wednesday with swells 7-7 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, breezy, surf 12-15 feet (high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas may be periodically inundated by large surf all weekend, especially during high tides. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
10/10 Sat 11:41 AM 7.66 H
10/10 Sat 05:48 PM 1.21 L
10/10 Sat 11:56 PM 7.28 H
10/11 Sun 05:54 AM 1.24 L
In Short: Rainy and windy, then clearing and drying.