Sunday, October 11th – Lincoln County
Summary: That was a pretty good blast yesterday. The remnants of Hurricane Oho left their mark on our area with blustery winds and the most precipitation we’ve received in a while. Yachats was battered the hardest with a wind gust of 55 mph and over three-quarters of an inch of rain. The rest of the Central Coast communities came in a bit under those readings, but not by much. The storm abated around 3:00pm as the rain stopped and the clouds parted. The breeze hung on until around 8:00pm when it, too, faded out. Skies were mostly cloudy overnight and lows stayed warm in the 50s. At daybreak, there was patchy fog, scattered clouds and a light east wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/54F/52mph/0.51”
Depoe Bay: 60F/54F/40mph/0.49”
Forecast: We’re on the mend today as what’s left of Hurricane Oho falls apart in British Columbia. For us, mostly sunny conditions are expected after the morning marine layer burns off, highs of 60-65F and light southerly winds. Patchy fog is predicted for tonight, low around 50F. Lots of sunshine again tomorrow and a high temp near 65F. Outlook is for mainly clear days with night and morning fog through Friday, warmer as the mercury reaches 65-70F midweek, and a return to northwest winds. Another weather system may impact our area next weekend.
Travel: In the Coast Range, patchy fog, mostly sunny with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog early, sunshine later and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for gradual clearing, light northwest winds, temps near 70F. For the Cascades, there is wet pavement on the highways this morning, patchy fog, temperatures are 40-50F; slight chance of showers but mostly sunny today, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads tonight and tomorrow.
Marine: The breeze is down to SE 5-10 knots this morning though seas are lumpy 11 footers at 13 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this evening. Winds will be light SE 5 knots today but the swells stay big and steep, 10-11 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, seas drop a little more to 9 feet, and then tomorrow down to 7 feet; winds remain southerly 5-15 knots. Outlook is for northerlies 10-20 knots Tuesday and Wednesday, swells 7-9 feet, and S winds 5-10 knots with 5 foot seas on Thursday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Partly sunny, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/11 Sun 12:11 PM 7.89 H
10/11 Sun 06:23 PM 0.75 L
10/12 Mon 12:36 AM 7.38 H
10/12 Mon 06:27 AM 1.42 L
In Short: Partly cloudy, night/morning fog, then mainly clear, dry and warm.