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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: SSW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 56°
  • Pressure: 29.74 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 52 °
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  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 63 °
  • Low: 46 °
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Forecast for Salem, Oregon

Updated: 2:00 PM PDT on October 19, 2014

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 64F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with rain showers. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 63F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 54F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 63F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 57F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 63F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

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

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Location: Center & Cordon NE, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSW at 2.6 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Lancaster, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Grant, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:11 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Morningside, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 57.2 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Cherry & Salem Parkway, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.8 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Jan Ree, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: West at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.52 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Battlecreek Watershed, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:03 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.02 in Graphs

Location: Sunset Hills, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Central Howell, Silverton, OR

Updated: 4:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WSW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Crossler/Sunny Slope, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: South at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Keizer, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: South Salem/Sunnyslope, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:12 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest TURNER OR US UPR, Turner, OR

Updated: 3:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Browns Island, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:11 AM PDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.66 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Salem/W7MLH, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.6 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: West Salem Hills, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Country Glen, Keizer, OR

Updated: 4:14 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Popcorn Hill, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:04 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.2 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: SE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: North Keizer, Keizer, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: 'Aumsville Ponds' Park, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.7 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Sublimity, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: West at 6.7 mph Pressure: 26.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: James St, Silverton, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North of Brooks, Salem, OR

Updated: 4:03 AM PDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SW at 6.8 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Eola Hills, Amity, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.05 in Graphs

Location: NA7KR, Independence, OR

Updated: 4:11 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Graphs

Location: Marion, Turner, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Evans Valley, Silverton, OR

Updated: 4:11 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.8 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.68 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SW at 1.2 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Monmouth, Oregon, Monmouth, OR

Updated: 4:07 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sekavec Farm, Scio, OR

Updated: 4:00 AM PDT

Temperature: 57.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSE at 1.7 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Buena Vista, Independence, OR

Updated: 4:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.3 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SE at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.51 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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

Updated: 3:46 AM PDT

Temperature: 58 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Portland or 
226 am PDT Monday Oct 20 2014 


Synopsis...a slow moving cold front has moved onshore early this 
morning...spreading primarily light rain into the inland valleys. The 
front will continue eastward today...moving across the Cascades by 
afternoon. Behind the front...expect showers with perhaps an embedded 
thunderstorm or two along the coast. Showers will decrease tonight 
and Tuesday morning as the associated upper trough moves east of the 
forecast area. The next front will be quite wet as it slowly moves 
north to south through our forecast area Tuesday night and 
Wednesday...with rain likely lingering into Thursday. This front may 
also produce strong coastal winds. Another front is expected by the 
weekend. 


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Short term...today through Wednesday...a cold front is inching its 
way eastward across western Washington and Oregon early this morning. 
Mainly light rain developed along the coast Sunday evening and has 
spread as far inland as the Interstate 5 corridor early this morning. 
Expect the light rain to continue to spread eastward into the 
Cascades this morning...perhaps becoming a little heavier as another 
vortmax travels northward along the front. Behind the front...rain 
will taper to showers along the coast this morning and inland by 
afternoon. Latest model runs have been slowing down the cold pool 
aloft...with it forecast to move across the forecast area overnight 
rather than this afternoon. This slower timing limits instability a 
bit...keeping most convection rather shallow. Still cannot rule out a 
stray lightning strike or two this afternoon...but the best chance 
will be along the coast. 


00z NAM shows some decent q-vector convergence and residual 
deformation as the upper trough axis moves through this evening... 
which could keep decent shower coverage into the the evening hours. 
The upper trough axis then shifts east of the Cascades overnight with 
showers likely dwindling after midnight into Tuesday morning. The cold 
pool with this system is not all that impressive...850 mb temperatures get 
down to around +3 degree c with 1000-500 mb thicknesses around 544 
decameters Tuesday morning. Thus snow levels will have a hard time 
getting much below 6000 feet...and by then shower coverage will be 
decreasing anyway. Perhaps some of the higher ski resorts will get a 
dusting of snow but that is about it. 


Tuesday may actually turn out to be a decent day especially for our 
southern zones. Shortwave ridging develops aloft...which should dry 
things out for most of our forecast area aside from the north coast. 
Eugene and much of Lane County may break out into some sunshine for 
the afternoon...allowing temperatures to push well into the 60s...perhaps 
even making a run for 70 degrees in some spots. 


Meanwhile the next frontal system will be strengthening over the NE 
Pacific and approaching the Washington and northern Oregon coast Tuesday 
afternoon and evening. This front will be a slow mover...with 
conditions favorable for cyclogenesis along the front which would in 
turn slow the front further. Depending on where and when waves of low 
pressure develop along the front...strong winds may occur along the 
beaches and headlands...especially for our S Washington/north or coast zones. 
Models differ on where and when lows will develop along the front... 
but as an example the 06z NAM develops a 994 mb low with an 
associated coastal jet producing 950 mb winds as high as 60-65 knots 
as far south as Newport by midnight Tuesday night. Then the 06z NAM has 
an additional 998 mb low developing along the front by Wednesday afternoon 
with another round of 50 kt+ winds at 950 mb along the Oregon coast. 
For now suffice it to say there is a decent potential for strong 
winds at times along the coast...particularly the beaches and 
headlands...Tuesday night through Wednesday night. 


Models also remain consistent in showing this front will have access 
to abundant moisture with a deepening atmospheric river developing as 
it approaches the coast. Moisture transport is impressive in all 
model solutions...and it shows in the model quantitative precipitation forecast. With waves of low 
pressure developing along the front...orographic enhancement will be 
strong at times for south-favored slopes. For now...our quantitative precipitation forecast forecast 
calls for 2 to 5 inches throughout the forecast area by the time rain 
tapers off Thursday. Heaviest rain will be in the Coast Range and the 
S Washington Cascades. This may be enough to cause some flood threat for our 
more responsive rivers such as the Grays River draining out of the 
Willapa Hills. Of course we will monitor this closely and will have a 
better idea on the rainfall distribution as we get closer to the 
event.Weagle 


Long term...Thursday through Sunday...Thursday will likely be the 
tail end of our midweek rain event as the frontal system sags further 
south and weakens over northern California. Medium range guidance 
continue to struggle with how to handle the late week and weekend 
period...with the 00z GFS/ECMWF/Gem seeming to trend toward shifting 
the longwave pattern to favor troughing over western North America. 
This would be a significant shift from the overall longwave ridging 
pattern that has dominated the west for the past several months. As 
such...the 00z GFS/European model (ecmwf) now bring another upper trough across the 
Pacific northwest for more showers and cool temperatures through the weekend. Am a bit 
skeptical of this large scale pattern shift... especially considering 
the large pool of above normal sea surface temperatures over the NE Pacific. 
Therefore we remain a bit conservative... keeping probability of precipitation/temperatures closer 
to climatology over the weekend than these 00z models would suggest. 
Weagle 


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Aviation...moist southerly flow aloft as front pushes inland. 
Mostly VFR...but MVFR now increasing along the coast. Should have 
areas of MVFR further inland until 17z. Expect mountains/passes to be 
frequently obscured. Air mass becoming unstable after 17z...with 
showers increasing. At that time...generally VFR with areas of 
MVFR ceilings/visible under showers and isolated thunderstorms. 


Kpdx and approaches...VFR today...with rain until 17z...then 
brief break before showers increase. Still looks reasonable to 
expect areas of MVFR ceilings 12z to 17z as front moves slowly across 
Ops area. Then only occasional MVFR ceilings under showers. Rockey. 
&& 


Marine...broad low pressure stays anchored over the Gulf of Alaska. 
Several fronts will push across the coastal waters this week. 


First is approaching the coast early this am...and will move 
onshore this morning. Winds have eased a bit...but should maintain 
enough pressure gradient for gusts 20 to 25 knots today and tonight. 
Winds may relax at times...but with showers and a few thunderstorms over 
region...will still have gusty winds at times. So...will extend 
Small Craft Advisory for winds out through Tuesday. 


Next front will be much stronger...and will approach region later 
Tuesday and slowly move across the coastal waters Tuesday night into 
early Wednesday. Looks like solid southerly gales...with gusts 40 to 45 
knots Tuesday night. 


Seas now running 12 to 13 feet...but will hold rather steady through 
Tuesday. But with increasing winds later Tuesday and Tuesday night...expect 
combined seas to build back to 15 to 20 feet for Tuesday night...but 
highest still still likely to be over the outer waters...or from 
10 to 60 miles offshore. Rockey. 


&& 


Pqr watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...none. 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory for winds and hazardous seas today 
through Tuesday on all coastal waters. 
Small Craft Advisory for rough Columbia bar conditions 
from now through Tuesday afternoon. 


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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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