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Current Conditions

  • 45°
  • Fog
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 97%
  • Visibility: 0.2 miles
  • Dew Point: 44°
  • Pressure: 29.99 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Fog
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Fog
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Salem, Oregon

Updated: 7:00 PM PST on January 26, 2015

Dense fog advisory in effect until 10 am PST Tuesday...
  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 59F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Dense Fog Advisory  Statement as of 7:30 PM PST on January 26, 2015


... Dense fog advisory in effect for the central and southern
Willamette Valley until 10 am PST Tuesday...


The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a dense fog
advisory... which is in effect until 10 am PST Tuesday.

* Visibility: a quarter of a mile or less.

* Timing: through Tuesday morning

* locations include: Eugene... Springfield... Corvallis...
Albany... Salem... McMinnville

* impacts: visibility will be impaired on many roadways... making
it difficult to see other vehicles... bicycles... and pedestrians.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.





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Location: Center & Cordon NE, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 44.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: North Lancaster, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 45.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Grant, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:40 PM PST

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Salem OR US, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PST

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Morningside, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:38 PM PST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Central Area, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:40 PM PST

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: SE Battle Creek, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:37 PM PST

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Cherry & Salem Parkway, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 45.7 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Jan Ree, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: West at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Edgewater District, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:38 PM PST

Temperature: 44.2 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Near Harritt Elementary, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:34 PM PST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Battlecreek Watershed, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:40 PM PST

Temperature: 41.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Central Howell, Silverton, OR

Updated: 9:27 PM PST

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Crossler / RockCreek, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:38 PM PST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Crossler/Sunny Slope, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 42.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Keizer, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 45.0 °F Dew Point: -40 °F Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.87 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem/Sunnyslope, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:37 PM PST

Temperature: 44.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest TURNER OR US UPR, Turner, OR

Updated: 7:25 PM PST

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Island, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:34 PM PST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem/W7MLH, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 44.3 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Keizer OR US, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:59 PM PST

Temperature: 45 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Wildwood, Keizer, OR

Updated: 6:00 PM PST

Temperature: 46.8 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: West Salem Hills, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 44.4 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.61 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Country Glen, Keizer, OR

Updated: 9:40 PM PST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest BROOKS OR US UPR, Salem, OR

Updated: 8:40 PM PST

Temperature: 48 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Popcorn Hill, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:35 PM PST

Temperature: 40.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: North Keizer, Keizer, OR

Updated: 9:40 PM PST

Temperature: 44.6 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: 'Aumsville Ponds' Park, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 45.4 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Sublimity, OR

Updated: 9:41 PM PST

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: ESE at 5.4 mph Pressure: 17.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: James St, Silverton, OR

Updated: 9:30 PM PST

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: North of Brooks, Salem, OR

Updated: 9:26 PM PST

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Eola Hills, Amity, OR

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 40.4 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: NA7KR, Independence, OR

Updated: 9:40 PM PST

Temperature: 45.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 9:32 PM PST

Temperature: 44.1 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Turner OR US, Turner, OR

Updated: 8:48 PM PST

Temperature: 46 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Portland or 
742 PM PST Monday Jan 26 2015 


Synopsis...a strong upper ridge will flatten and move away to the 
east through tonight...gradually weakening the low level inversion. A 
very weak frontal system will approach the coast late tonight... 
begin to spread inland in the north Tuesday...then linger over 
northwest Oregon and southwest Washington through Wednesday. Another 
upper ridge is expected to develop over the Pacific northwest later 
in the week and continue into the weekend. The next chance for rain 
is probably not until later next weekend or early next week. 
&& 


Update...dense fog has developed in the central and southern 
Willamette Valley this evening and have issued a dense fog advisory 
through 10 am Tuesday. Do not think the fog will be last as long as 
long into the day as it has the past few days due to a weak frontal 
systemmoving across SW Washington and northwest Oregon tonight and Tuesday 
morning. A weak warm front has produced light rain...or more likely 
drizzle for the extreme northern coast this evening and provided 
enough atmospheric mixing to hinder widespread fog development for 
the northern Willamette Valley. Suspect that fog will eventually 
worsen in the Willamette Valley and spread northward late 
tonight...but do not think the any dense fog in the northern valley 
or Portland metropolitan area will be widespread. Tj 


Previous short term...tonight through Thursday...the fog has mostly 
cleared in Clark and Multnomah counties and to the north this 
afternoon. There has been some erosion of the fog and low clouds in 
the south Willamette Valley as well. The low clouds and remaining 
patchy fog are hanging tough in the Central Valley and north into the 
Tualatin valley. There will probably be a bit more erosion of the 
central mass of low clouds and fog but it will probably not clear 
before again expanding this evening and overnight tonight. 


The upper ridge that has been over the Pacific northwest the last 
couple of days has been moving east and weakening or flattening and 
will continue to do so tonight...weakening the temperature inversions 
aloft but not enough to mix the fog vertically. Thus expect more fog 
and low clouds to thicken and redevelop tonight. 


There is a frontal zone out near 130w that the models continue to 
show will move into the coastal waters and close to the coast 
tonight. This system will weaken a lot as it approaches. It is 
already beginning to turn the low level flow onshore near the 
coast...as evidenced by the bank of low clouds near the coast that 
has moved onshore into Grays Harbor. Expect some light rain or 
drizzle to reach especially the north coast tonight and early 
Tuesday. The frontal band will slowly ease inland along the Columbia 
River Tuesday...then hang up over the northern part of our forecast 
area...say from about Salem northward...Tuesday night and Wednesday 
before slowly drying out. Amounts will be light...but expect some 
drizzly periods with some light rain Tuesday night into Wednesday. 
Some drizzle should also reach the central Oregon coast...but expect 
it to probably stay dry in the south Willamette Valley. 


The frontal band will likely lift the fog a bit and make it a bit 
patchier in the north half of the valley Tuesday and Wednesday. The 
South Valley will probably not see much change in the fog the next 
couple of days. 


There is still a very weak upper disturbance moving through on 
Wednesday night and Thursday that may keep the inversion from getting 
too strong yet and affecting the amount of fog a bit. This also 
restricts how strongly the upper ridge will initially rebuild. But 
the leftover boundary should be drying out. There is a hint of a 
little weak northerly low level flow on Thursday afternoon that if 
this develops...might give US some sun breaks Thursday afternoon. 
Tolleson 


Long term...Thursday night through Monday... forecast confidence is high 
that an upper level ridge over the NE Pacific will strengthen and begin 
to build into the Pacific northwest starting Thursday night and Friday. The ridge axis 
is expected to move onshore and directly overhead late Friday and Sat. 
This should mean a return to dry weather from Thursday night through Sat. 
The ridge will also create another low level inversion...which should 
mean that the interior lowlands are again cool and mostly socked in 
with fog and low clouds while the higher terrain and coast have more 
sun and above average temperatures. This ridge is not expected to be 
nearly as strong as the one seen this past weekend...so a repeat of 
the record setting warm temperatures that many locations saw over the 
weekend is not expected. The ridge is currently prognosticated to begin 
shifting east of the Cascades late Sat into sun. This will open the 
door for increasing clouds and precipitation chances for later in the 
weekend and early next week. Increased probability of precipitation for the sun/Monday time frame 
as the forecast models are starting to show decent agreement in bringing 
a warm front onshore during this time period. Pyle 
&& 


Aviation...increasing high clouds combined with light winds have 
held off widespread development of LIFR dense fog over the kpdx- 
kvuo metropolitan areas...while LIFR fog has returned elsewhere in the 
valley. As a weak frontal system moves across the area tonight... 
conditions may mix a bit allowing the fog lift in and out of LIFR 
to IFR conditions. East winds through The Gorge will likely keep 
areas west of The Gorge more mixed as well...with MVFR/IFR shallow 
stratus/fog more likely overnight. Coastal sites will see MVFR 
stratus around 1200-1500 feet...lowering to 500 feet after 10z. 


Kpdx and approaches...persistent east winds will gradually ease 
after 06z tonight. IFR and possibly occasional LIFR fog will 
develop once winds drop off...especially between 09z-14z tonight. 
A weak front may keep conditions rather mixed overnight...then 
expect increasing middle clouds after 12z Tuesday. Expect high MVFR to 
VFR ceilings after 19z Tuesday. /27 


&& 


Marine...S winds have eased this evening with winds around 10-15 
knots. Seas continue to hold around 9 feet and will continue to 
maintain at this level tonight...before gradually decreasing over 
the next few days. 


A weak front will slide southeast across the waters and stall out as it 
weakens on Tuesday into Wednesday bringing a wind shift but winds remain 
light. High pressure then rebuilds for Thursday and Friday...and perhaps 
into Sat. A more active pattern may develop by late in the weekend 
through early next week...though some uncertainty remains in the 
timing and strength of these systems. Cullen 


&& 


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