Wednesday, October 14th – Lincoln County
Summary: Mostly sunny skies were periodically gauzed by haze yesterday with visibility dropping to 5 miles or so, but otherwise conditions were fairly nice for this time of year. The thermometer rose to about 60F and northwest winds blew Summer-like from noon to sunset, peaking in the late afternoon near 30 mph. The breeze was gone by 8:00pm and it stayed calm and mainly clear overnight as lows dipped into the 40s. At daybreak, it was hazy offshore with a few marine clouds but mostly blue and a NE wind wafted along at 5-10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 61F/53F/29mph
Depoe Bay: 63F/45F/18mph
Forecast: They’ve backed off a little on the high temperatures expected over the next few days, though we should be well into the middle 60s. That is still above the normal of 61F for mid-October, but nowhere near record territory, which for this date is an amazing 88F in 1894. Sunny today and tomorrow with 65F and light winds; mostly clear tonight, low about 50F. Outlook is for the sunny and warm spell to continue status quo through Friday, but fall apart Friday night as a weather system arrives bringing rain lasting into Saturday, then becoming partly sunny Sunday, rain likely again Monday, followed by mixed skies and possible showers on Tuesday. Look for seasonal temperatures during the extended period.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there is dry pavement, temperatures are 40-45F; mostly sunny today with 70-75F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, east winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there is dry pavement on the highways this morning, patchy fog, temperatures are 40-45F; mostly sunny today, the free air freezing level is 15,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are light nearshore this morning but blowing NE around 15 knots at Stonewall Bank, seas 7-8 feet at 12 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this evening for local waters out past 10 miles. N winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 inside 10 miles, 15-20 knots gusting 25 outside the 10 mile line today with seas 7 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, northerlies 5-15 knots, swells 6 feet. The breeze veers to S 10-15 knots gusting 20 tomorrow and seas 5-6 feet. Outlook is for southerlies Friday through Sunday 5-15 knots gusting 20, swells building to 8-10 feet over the weekend. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sunny, surf 5-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/14 Wed 07:30 AM 1.96 L
10/14 Wed 01:40 PM 8.23 H
10/14 Wed 08:04 PM 0.02 L
10/15 Thu 02:31 AM 7.27 H
In Short: Mainly clear and warm, light winds, then wet by the weekend.