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Current Conditions

  • 61°
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: WNW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 50°
  • Pressure: 30.15 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Rain Showers
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Rain Showers
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Salem, Oregon

Updated: 8:00 PM PDT on September 30, 2014

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with rain showers. High of 70F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 75F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 81F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 73F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:46 PM PDT on September 30, 2014


... Coolest weather so far this season expected this week...

The coolest weather so far this season is expected through Wednesday
before temperatures begin to recover Thursday and Friday.

A chilly air mass will be left behind after precipitation tapers off
Tuesday night... leading to chilly overnight night lows Tuesday and
Wednesday nights. Wednesday night could be the coldest night so far
this season for most valley locations. Outlying valleys are expected
to dip into the upper 30s... with more urban areas falling well into
the 40s. Some high elevation valleys... and possibly the Upper Hood
River Valley... may see their first frost of the season Thursday
morning.

Recreationalists hiking or camping... especially in the Cascades...
should prepare themselves for the chilly autumn weather early
this week. People in the typically colder outlying valleys may
want to consider protecting their plants against frost... in case
temperatures fall a couple degrees lower than currently expected
Wednesday night.


846 PM PDT Mon Sep 29 2014

... Coolest weather so far this season expected this week...
... Upper ski resorts may see their first snow of the season...

Coolest weather so far this season is expected Tuesday and
Wednesday before temperatures begin to recover Thursday and
Friday. A cool... unsettled air mass will keep some showers
through Tuesday before finally tapering off Tuesday night and
early Wednesday.

The air mass will likely be cold enough to lower snow levels to
6000 to 8000 feet late tonight and early Tuesday. Timberline Lodge
may wake up to their first dusting of snow of the season Tuesday
morning... along with some of the other higher elevation ski
resorts. Snow accumulations are expected to be minimal... and any
new snow should melt off with the heating of the day Tuesday.

A chilly air mass will be left behind after precipitation tapers
off... and Wednesday night could be the coldest night so far this
season for most valley locations. Outlying valleys are expected to
dip into the upper 30s... with more urban areas falling well into
the 40s. Some high elevation valleys... and possibly the Upper Hood
River Valley... may see their first frost of the season Thursday
morning.

Recreationalists hiking or camping... especially in the Cascades...
should prepare themselves for the chilly autumn weather early
this week. People in the typically colder outlying valleys may
want to consider protecting their plants against frost... in case
temperatures fall a couple degrees lower than currently expected
Wednesday night.



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Location: Center & Cordon NE, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: WNW at 2.1 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Lancaster, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Morningside, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:56 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Salem, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cherry & Salem Parkway, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Jan Ree, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: West at 3.8 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Battlecreek Watershed, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:46 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.2 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Salem, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Howell, Silverton, OR

Updated: 8:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.8 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Crossler/Sunny Slope, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: NW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Keizer, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.0 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: West at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Salem/Sunnyslope, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:17 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: WNW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Browns Island, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:50 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Salem/W7MLH, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Wildwood, Keizer, OR

Updated: 5:50 PM PDT

Temperature: 65.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: West at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Chatnika Heights, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.4 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 69% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Salem Hills, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Country Glen, Keizer, OR

Updated: 8:58 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: WSW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Popcorn Hill, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:51 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Keizer, Keizer, OR

Updated: 8:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.3 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Turner - CJHS, Marion, OR

Updated: 8:50 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: 'Aumsville Ponds' Park, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sublimity, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: Calm Pressure: 26.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: James St, Silverton, OR

Updated: 8:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North of Brooks, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Westown, Stayton, Stayton, OR

Updated: 8:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Stayton, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 8:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Eola Hills, Amity, OR

Updated: 8:58 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: NA7KR, Independence, OR

Updated: 8:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: N 2nd Ave - downtown, Stayton, OR

Updated: 8:54 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Marion, Turner, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Evans Valley, Silverton, OR

Updated: 8:52 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.3 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: A Plus Computer Works, Mt. Angel, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Monmouth, Oregon, Monmouth, OR

Updated: 8:52 PM PDT

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sekavec Farm, Scio, OR

Updated: 8:48 PM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Buena Vista, Independence, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.1 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: NW at 1.3 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS WEST ZONE PORTABLE OR US, Rickreall, OR

Updated: 7:46 PM PDT

Temperature: 58 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Portland or 
845 PM PDT Tuesday Sep 30 2014 


Synopsis...the few remaining showers over the mountains will taper 
off tonight as upper level ridging begins to push into the region. 
The ridge will strengthen through the rest of the week and likely 
remain in place into early next week. This will bring a return to 
warmer and drier weather. The ridge may weaken enough over the 
weekend to allow some light precipitation over the South Washington 
and north Oregon coast and Coast Range. 


&& 


Short term discussion...tonight through Friday... 
a few heavy showers developed over the north Willamette Valley and SW 
Washington this afternoon. The showers were few and spaced in nearly 
parallel lines stretching from the northwest to southeast. The showers decreased 
after sunset and is all but gone. There are a few showers seen on 
radar over the coast and Cascades. 


Skies are beginning to clear in the valley as the atmosphere 
continues to stabilize. An upper level ridge will shift into the 
pacnw increasing subsidence which should also bring quite a bit of 
clearing in the cloud cover overnight. Combined with decoupling winds 
overnight...this will lead to significant radiational cooling and 
fog development over the coast and low lying valleys by Wednesday 
morning. 


Previous discussion follows....a few isolated showers may linger into 
tomorrow morning over the higher terrain...but the overall trend is 
toward drier weather tomorrow as the upper level ridge continues to 
strengthen. The air mass will begin to warm up a bit...leading to 
afternoon highs closer to seasonal normals. However...even better 
radiational cooling is expected tomorrow night with little in the way 
of clouds cover. This should lead to the coolest night of the season 
so far for most. It is not out of the question that a few outlying 
valley locations may see temperatures dip into the upper 30s by early Thursday 
morning. Again...expect plenty of fog development for the coast and 
low lying valley locations. 


The upper level ridge axis moves over the U.S. West Coast on Thursday. 
This is modeled to create a thermally induced surface trough along 
the S Oregon coast...bringing a period of offshore flow to much of SW 
Washington and northwest Oregon on Thursday and Thursday night. This should lead to a 
pleasant sunny day with highs near or just above seasonal normals. 
The ridge is forecast to strengthen further Friday...bringing another mostly 
sunny day with temperatures over the interior lowlands running a good 5 to 
10 degree above normal. Pyle 


Long term...few changes were made to the extended forecast 
today as the models continue to show upper level ridging over the 
Pacific northwest. As such...we can expect to see dry conditions and 
slightly warmer temperatures through much of next week. Still keeping a 
slight chance of rain for the north coast due to the possibility of 
weak shortwaves moving through the area. As mentioned 
previously...an atmospheric river event seems likely at this point. 
Most of the rain should remain to our north. However...if the ridge 
breaks down or becomes flatter we could see some rain push into the 
region. The next wide spread rain event looks to arrive towards the 
end of next week and should bring with it slightly cooler temperatures. /64 
&& 


Aviation...showers are dwindling this evening...and VFR 
conditions prevail. There is still brief MVFR ceilings once in a 
while...mainly along the north coast. With calming winds and 
clearing skies tonight...there is a good chance of IFR stratus and 
visible across the forecast area Wednesday morning. LIFR ceilings and/or 
visible are possible particularly at ksle and keug after 12z. Clearing 
and VFR conditions expected Wednesday afternoon. 


Kpdx and approaches...VFR conditions this evening. Low MVFR ceilings 
expected between 10z and 15z with...clearing around 18z Wednesday. VFR 
conditions expected Wednesday afternoon and evening. Tj 


&& 


Marine...northwest winds over the waters as high pressure builds. 
Seas are between 7 and 9 feet this evening. There will be little 
change Wednesday as high pressure continues to build...and seas gradually 
subside. A thermal trough will move northward through the waters up 
to around Tillamook Oregon on Thursday. This will result in NE winds 
through Friday morning...and slightly stronger winds..near Newport 
and further south. Light winds Friday and Saturday as a front 
approaches from the northwest. The front will decay as it moves from north 
to south across the waters late in the weekend. Tj 


&& 


Pqr watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...none. 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory for rough Columbia River bar until 
11 PM PDT this evening. 


&& 


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This discussion is for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington 
from the Cascade crest to 60 nautical miles offshore. The area is 
commonly referred to as the forecast area. 


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