WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Weather or Not: 1 Day to Eclipse

Sunday, August 20th – Lincoln County

Summary: Mostly sunny, windy yesterday; fair, patchy fog overnight.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/54F/31mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 62F/51F/33mph/0.00”
Newport: 63F/45F/31mph/0.00”
Waldport: 59F/50F/28mph/0.00”
Yachats: 62F/49F/27mph/0.00”

Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: unlimited
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ENE 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.18”

Forecast: Mostly clear through tomorrow, patchy fog and some low clouds possible, windy with gusts 25-35 mph, high 60-65F, low 50-55F. Outlook is for partly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Thursday, then clearing Friday and Saturday, high 65F, low 50-55F.

Eclipse Viewing… With just one day to go, forecasts across the board are still clinging to a 50-50 chance of some patchy fog and/or partly cloudy skies tomorrow morning. How thick and widespread these conditions will be is nearly impossible to predict. Based on the last few mornings, however, skies cleared fairly early and would have done so before Eclipse time (9:04am-11:35am). The other good news is that the latest computer models show the heaviest overnight marine layer developing north of the Central Coast.

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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 65-70F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 40-45F, the free air freezing level is 14,000 feet.

* Outlook for Eclipse travelers is dry pavement at all elevations through Monday night.

* An interactive map of the latest Northwest/Central Oregon travel weather is available here. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.

Marine: Winds are NE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 7 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through tomorrow evening. A persistent weather pattern will result in little change in the marine weather the next several days. High pressure holds over the NE Pacific while a thermal trough is along the South Oregon Coast. This supports north winds across Central Coast waters. The thermal trough strengthens each afternoon such that the north winds will have frequent gusts to around 25 knots. Seas will be locally generated from these winds and generally remain 4-6 feet with periods at 9-10 seconds. The seas will be choppier in the southern waters for the afternoons with dominant periods possibly around 8 seconds. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.

On the Beach… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
08/20 Sun 5:56 AM -1.43 L
08/20 Sun 12:33 PM 7.47 H
08/20 Sun 5:55 PM 1.92 L
08/21 Mon 12:05 AM 9.09 H

In Short: Mostly clear, patchy fog, then chance of showers.

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