Sunday, October 18th – Lincoln County
Summary: Back on Friday, forecasters were surprised by the rapid development of thick fog in our area just after lunch. Yesterday, another October surprise, but this one was on the bright end of the visibility scale. Following a cloudy, showery early morning, skies suddenly cleared around 10:00am giving us a couple hours of brilliant Autumn sunshine and temps in the mid-60s. Then, just as quickly, scattered clouds started filling in and we were totally overcast again by 2:00pm. The mercury slid down into the upper-50s and there was very little change in conditions through the rest of the afternoon, evening and overnight. This morning, it was cloudy, foggy and calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/56F/0.07”
Depoe Bay: 64F/54F/0.01”
Forecast: Fairly seasonal weather today and tonight as patchy fog, mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of showers is on tap. High this afternoon around 60F and an overnight low of 50-55F. Expect some rain tomorrow morning, up to a quarter inch, dissipating by noon, with light southwest winds and a high of 55-60F. Outlook is for mostly sunny Tuesday, slight chance of rain/showers Wednesday and Thursday, partly sunny Friday, and more showers possible Saturday. Thermometer readings are projected to be near average for mid-October with highs of 55-60F and lows of 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures near 45F; cloudy, chance of showers today with 60-65F. Valley destinations are expecting possible showers, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, light southwest winds, temps about 65F. For the Cascades, the passes are dry with temperatures around 45F; showers likely today, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is a chance of wet roads through tonight; the snow level is expected to remain above 8,000 feet.
Marine: Seas are back up around 6 feet at 13 seconds this morning with S winds 10 knots. Expect southerlies 5-10 knots early today before veering to NW 5-15 knots this afternoon, swells 7 feet at 13 seconds. The breeze backs to SW 5 knots late tonight with swells subsiding to 6 feet. Tomorrow, a front brings southerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 and lumpy seas of 6 feet. Outlook is for northerlies 5-15 knots Tuesday through Thursday with swells slowly building from 6 feet to 10 feet by week’s end. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, slight chance of showers, 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.
10/18 Sun 09:54 AM 3.43 L
10/18 Sun 03:55 PM 7.64 H
10/18 Sun 10:48 PM 0.49 L
10/19 Mon 05:39 AM 6.44 H
In Short: Mainly overcast, possible showers, light winds, rain, then drying and clearing.