Sunday, October 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: We were able to wring out some fairly decent conditions yesterday but with a couple of flies buzzing into the ointment. While there was a considerable amount of sunshine, a chilly southwest wind sprang up about noon and blew heartily through sunset; Yachats had gusts in the 30s. High temperatures were in the low-60s. A low pressure system nudged its way closer to the coast during the evening and by 9:00pm the first rain appeared, though it was light and on/off overnight. The mercury sagged only slightly to lows in the 50s. At daybreak, it was raining in most areas with an east wind around 10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/55F/22mph/0.07”
Depoe Bay: 62F/53F/23mph/0.05”
Forecast: Expect a bona fide Fall experience today with rainy and windy conditions, complete with a Gale Warning offshore. Rainfall could reach half an inch and southerlies are projected to blow 15-25 mph gusting 35. The thermometer will probably change little, staying between 55F and 60F all day. Tonight, the rain turns to showers, low near 50F. Patchy fog starts the workweek tomorrow, a chance of showers and high about 60F. Outlook is for dry and partly sunny on Tuesday, rain likely Wednesday, and a chance of rain/showers Thursday through Saturday. Highs 55-60F, lows 45-50F all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning with pass temperatures 45-50F; rainy, windy today and 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting rain, a moderate breeze, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, east winds gusting 25-35 mph, high of 60F. For the Cascades, the passes are bare this morning, temps 40-45F; rainy and breezy today, the snow level is 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is wet roads tonight with the Cascades snow level dropping to 7,000 feet, which is above the highway passes.
Marine: Square seas this morning, 12 feet at 12 seconds, and winds are SSE 10-15 knots. A Gale Warning is in effect through this afternoon for S winds rising to 20-25 knots gusting 35 and rough combined seas building to 14 feet. The breeze eases to SW 15-20 knots gusting 25 tonight and seas fall to 10 feet at 10 seconds. Tomorrow, SW winds 10-15 knots fading to 5 knots by afternoon and swells dropping to 8 feet. Outlook is for SE winds 5-15 knots Tuesday, swells 6 feet, and then southerlies 5-15 knots with 11 foot swells Wednesday and Thursday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
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10/25 Sun 11:09 AM 8.94 H
10/25 Sun 05:25 PM -0.10 L
10/25 Sun 11:44 PM 8.12 H
10/26 Mon 05:32 AM 0.76 L
In Short: Rainy and windy, showers, then continued unsettled.