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Current Conditions

  • 47°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 40°
  • Pressure: 30.28 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 58 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Salem, Oregon

Updated: 8:20 PM PDT on January 31, 2015

  • Tuesday

    Showers late. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy skies early, then off and on rain showers overnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies and rain in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High around 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday Night

    A shower or two possible early with partly cloudy skies later at night. Thunder is possible early. Low 37F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 58F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy early followed by some light rain later in the day. High around 55F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Cloudy with light rain early...then becoming partly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Saturday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 57F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    A few clouds. Low 38F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    A mix of clouds and sun in the morning will give way to cloudy skies and light rain during the afternoon. High near 55F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Sunday Night

    Chance of a shower or two during the evening, followed by partly cloudy skies late. Low 38F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Showers early becoming a steady light rain later in the day. High 56F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Monday Night

    Showers in the evening, then cloudy overnight. Low 39F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High 59F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Tuesday Night

    A steady rain in the evening. Showers continuing late. Low 43F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 64F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 43F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 63F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 42F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday

    Cloudy with showers. High 61F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Cloudy with periods of light rain. Low 43F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Center & Cordon NE, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:47 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SE at 1.5 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Geer Park, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:41 PM PDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: North Lancaster, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:48 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Grant, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 47.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Morningside, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:46 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Central Area, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 46.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: SE Battle Creek, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:39 PM PDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Jan Ree, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:47 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Edgewater District, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:38 PM PDT

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: WSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 48.6 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Near Harritt Elementary, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:44 PM PDT

Temperature: 43.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Battlecreek Watershed, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Central Howell, Silverton, OR

Updated: 10:37 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Crossler / RockCreek, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Crossler/Sunny Slope, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:48 PM PDT

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: WSW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Keizer, OR

Updated: 10:48 PM PDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: South at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.12 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem/Sunnyslope, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:47 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Turner, OR

Updated: 8:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 43 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Island, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem/W7MLH, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:48 PM PDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: West Salem Hills, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:47 PM PDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SW at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:20 PM PDT

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Popcorn Hill, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:44 PM PDT

Temperature: 42.4 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: North Keizer, Keizer, OR

Updated: 10:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: 'Aumsville Ponds' Park, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 10:48 PM PDT

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: James St, Silverton, OR

Updated: 10:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 46.8 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: NE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: North of Brooks, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:40 PM PDT

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: flat farm land, Salem, OR

Updated: 10:44 PM PDT

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: West Stayton, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 10:45 PM PDT

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: NNW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Eola Hills, Amity, OR

Updated: 10:29 PM PDT

Temperature: 43.1 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 10:41 PM PDT

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Portland 
855 PM PDT Tuesday Mar 31 2015 


Synopsis...a series of upper level disturbances will keep the 
weather unsettled through Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure will 
likely bring a brief break between systems Thursday...but another 
front is expected Friday followed by another round of showery 
weather into next weekend. Snow levels will be below the Cascade 
passes much of the time through next weekend. 


&& 


Update...quite an active convective day for our area. Nothing severe 
but lots of reports of small hail...and downpours causing some 
ponding of water. Diurnal affects and departure of vorticity maximum early 
this evening has resulted in a rapid decrease in shower activity 
across the area. Satellite show another showers area approaching the 
coast that will work its way across the forecast area overnight in to 
Wednesday am. This feature is followed by another shortwave moving in from 
the northwest and will likely assist in afternoon convection similar to 
today. 


Snow levels are down to around 3000 to 4000 feet and odot web cams 
show some snow covered roads at pass levels. Northwest avalanche center 
snow reports at Montana. Hood Meadows at 5400 feet had a few inches of wet 
snow overnight but a good gain this afternoon with the heavier 
showers...probably around a half a foot increase at that site.There 
will be light accumulations overnight but again may have periods of 
locally heavy snow with more convective activity Wednesday afternoon. /Mh 


Previous discussion follows 
short term...showers with isolated thunderstorms and reports of 
small hail were moving across the forecast area early this afternoon 
as the first cool upper trough in a series of troughs moved across. 
The next disturbance seen in water vapor picture off the Oregon 
coast nearing 130w is expected to move across overnight. The best 
onshore flow and orographic support was occurring with todays 
system. Low level winds veering around to the north-northwest tonight and Wednesday 
will weaken the onshore flow...so snowfall rates in the Cascades are 
expected to lessen. Model soundings however continued to indicate an 
unstable air mass through Wednesday as another shortwave expected late Wednesday 
reinforces the cold air aloft from today. Given the multiple 
shortwaves...onshore flow and instability expect showers to continue 
through late Wednesday. Will also retain a mention of thunder for Wednesday 
afternoon and early evening at the time of maximum instability. Snow 
levels will continue to creep down with reinforcing cold air...but 
with the weakening onshore flow do not expect snowfall rates to 
warrant an advisory. 


Models continued to show a shortwave ridge moving across the region 
Thursday. A surface ridge nudges inland over central or northwest Oregon keeping 
the low level flow onshore. With the onshore flow coupled with 
residual low level moisture models continue to show some light 
showers Thursday despite the upper ridging...mainly over the northwest part of 
the area. 


12z runs of the models...especially the GFS and European model (ecmwf)...have taken a 
decidedly faster track with the front on Friday. Given the good 
agreement in models...including the Gem and NAM...will speed up the 
inland spread of probability of precipitation Friday and go with likely probability of precipitation throughout the 
area by Friday afternoon. 


Long term...Friday night through Tuesday...a front will move across 
the area Friday evening bringing another round of rain to the 
region. An upper trough will remain over the region through the 
weekend...maintaining cool and showery conditions. These showers 
will come in the form of snow for the Cascades...and down to the 
foothills with snow levels decreasing to around 2500 feet. Model 
agreement seems to be a little better today with the position of 
this upper trough. For Monday and Tuesday...showers look to be 
increasingly common in the coast and higher terrain...with some 
shadowing in the valley. Cool and showery weather continues through 
the first few days of next week with another front arriving around 
midweek. 


&& 


Aviation...expect mainly VFR conditions as most of the heavier 
showers have moved over the Cascade foothills and Cascades. 
However...isolated showers overnight could bring brief periods of 
MVFR ceilings and visibilities. Conditions Wednesday afternoon will be 
similar to today with increasing showers due to an unstable 
atmosphere. There remains a slight chance that we may see an 
occasional thunderstorm capable of producing small hail. 
However...confidence with areal placement remains to low to 
include ts and gs in the tafs. Occasional periods of reduced 
flight rules are also possible Wednesday afternoon and 
evening...with VFR conditions expected to return Wednesday night. 


Kpdx and approaches...mainly VFR conditions through Wednesday 
night. However...periods of reduced flight rules are possible 
Wednesday afternoon and evening under heavy rain and potential 
thunderstorms. /64 


&& 


Marine...update...with seas currently hovering between 8 to 9 feet 
and forecasted to remain steady through Thursday...decided to drop 
the Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas a few hours early. /64 


Previous discussion follows...low pressure aloft with strong 
surface low pressure well north of the waters and high pressure to 
the south will result in westerly winds through Wednesday. Speeds 
in general will remain below 20 knots...isolated thunderstorms and 
heavier showers could produce local wind gusts around 25 knots 
tonight and Wednesday. 


An unsettled pattern remains for the next several days except for 
a brief break on Thursday as high pressure transits the area. 
Expect another period of winds 20 to 25 knots Friday as a decaying 
front crosses. May also see seas nudge upwards of 13 feet at that 
time as well. /Jbonk 


&& 


Pqr watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...none. 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory for rough Columbia River bar from 2 am 
to 8 am PDT Wednesday. 


Small Craft Advisory for rough Columbia River bar from 1 PM 
to 7 PM PDT Wednesday. 


&& 


$$ 


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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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