Heat wave hits coast
World Photo by Lou Sennick
Two people stand on the end of the crabbing dock in Empire on Monday evening as the sun sets on the last full day of summer. Today is the start of fall, but temperatures will continue to be warm over the next few days along the Southern Oregon Coast

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It may be the first day of fall, but, with temperatures topping out above 100 degrees around the county, it certainly still feels like summer.

People were heading outdoors to bask in the warm weather. Phones were ringing off the hook at Sunset Bay State Park, near Charleston, with campers trying to book a spot. Park employees said the beach was packed.


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