Coastal forecaster, weather observer and offshore sailor specializing in the local nuances of Central Oregon Coast weather for residents and visitors.
By: NewportOr , 3:06 PM GMT on September 02, 2014
Tuesday, September 2nd – Lincoln County
Summary: After paying our penance forward with rain at the beginning of the holiday weekend, yesterday was ideal for cookouts, hiking, camping, beach walks and other activities outdoors. Skies were mostly sunny, high temperatures came in on target at 65-70F and no precipitation was recorded. The afternoon was a tad breezy as northwest winds blew 15-20 mph with gusts to 25, but that didn’t appear to dampen Labor Day spirits. Fog and low clouds began nosing in off the ocean around sunset and lasted most of the night. This morning, it was still foggy around the beaches and bays but skies were mainly clear inland, a light northeast wind wafted through the trees and lows were in the mid-50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low...
Lincoln City: 70F/60F
Depoe Bay: 67F/55F
Forecast: Dressing the young ones for the first day of school should be a no-brainer today with dry and mostly sunny conditions predicted (except for patchy fog near the beaches and bays). There’s a chance some mid-level clouds will move in later today as a small weather disturbance passes by to our north. The thermometer is expected to top out around 65F and winds should be fairly light. Mostly cloudy tonight, low of 50-55F and light north winds. Tomorrow, look for fog and low clouds early and then gradual clearing. High temps 65F or so and strong northwest winds in the afternoon and evening, 15-25 mph gusting near 30. Outlook is for warmer days, 65-75F, Thursday through Saturday, with sunshine and moderate northeast winds. Long range forecasts are hinting at a weather system arriving Sunday night that could produce cooler temperatures and a little rain during the early part of next week.
Travel: Watch for children and buses as school starts today. Slow down and keep your eyes peeled. In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 70-80F. Valley destinations will have mostly sunny skies with highs of 75-80F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is light easterly near shore but blowing N 10-15 knots at the Rockpile this morning; seas are 5 feet at 8 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today and tonight, N winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 with a 5 foot swell and 3 foot windwaves. Stronger N winds are expected tomorrow, rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25, a NW swell of 7 feet and 5 foot chop on top. Outlook is for mainly northerly winds 20-25 knots with combined lumpy seas 5-7 feet Thursday through Saturday.
On the Beach... Patchy fog, clouds and sun, surf 2-4 feet (low).
* The Water Contact Advisory remains in effect for Devils Lake in Lincoln City until further notice.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/02 Tue 11:48 AM 3.31 L
09/02 Tue 06:15 PM 7.93 H
09/03 Wed 01:31 AM 0.84 L
09/03 Wed 08:14 AM 5.83 H
In Short: Patchy fog, mixed sky, light wind, then warming.
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