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Current Conditions

  • 86°
  • Haze
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 18%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 38°
  • Pressure: 29.78 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 93 °
  • Low: 54 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 97 °
  • Low: 57 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 79 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Salem, Oregon

Updated: 8:00 PM PDT on September 14, 2014

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 93F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 97F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm in the evening, then overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 57F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the South after midnight.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast. High of 81F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 55F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 77F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 79F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 88F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday Night

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

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 90F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 88F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 1:42 PM PDT on September 14, 2014


..smoke will drift over parts of northwest Oregon and southwest
Washington through Monday night...

Smoke from the 36-pit wildfire will impact areas of northwest
Oregon and southwest Washington the next couple of days. The
wildfire is 10 miles east of Estacada along Highway 224. East to
southeast low-level winds will carry some of the smoke over parts
of the northern and central Willamette Valley today through Monday
night.

Southwest mid-level winds will also bring some smoke to
the western Columbia River gorge and the southwest Washington
Cascades and Cascade foothills.

The winds will shift to the south to southwest late Monday night
and Tuesday as a weak disturbance brushes by the region. This
change in wind direction should reduce the impact of smoke to the
Willamette Valley... but may increase smoke across The Gorge and
South Washington Cascades.

The smoke may slightly reduce visibility at times. Those concerned
about air quality should refer to the Oregon department of
environmental quality web site at www.Deq.State.Or.US/aqi/index.Aspx



 Fire Weather Warning  Statement as of 1:10 PM PDT on September 14, 2014


... Red flag warning now in effect until 5 am PDT Tuesday for low
relative humidity... an increasingly unstable environment... critically
dry fuels and dry thunderstorms for Oregon fire weather zones
602... 603... 604... 605... 606... 607... and 608... as well as
Washington fire weather zones 604 and 660...

* affected area... Oregon fire weather zones
602... 603... 604... 605... 606... 607... 608. Washington zones 604
and 660. This includes the Clark County lowlands and extreme
South Washington Cascades and foothills in Washington and much
of northwest Oregon from the Coast Range to the Cascades.

* Timing... critical fire weather conditions will continue through
Monday night.

* Stability... mid-level Haines 6 conditions through Monday.

* Relative humidity... 12 to 25 percent Monday. Very poor humidity
recovery tonight on slopes and ridges.

* Thunderstorms... a threat of thunderstorms over the south half of
the forecast area late Monday afternoon or early evening then
spreading north thereafter. Very little rainfall with any
storm... especially those over the north half of the region.

* Winds... east wind will become rather localized tonight and
Monday. Strongest wind of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph will
be confined to portions of the north Oregon Cascades and
foothills... west portion of zone 660... and in the Columbia Gorge
west of Cascade Locks.

* Impacts... the combination of low humidity... an increasingly
unstable environment... critically dry fuels and possible
lightning may result in rapid fire spread of on-going incidents
and the potential for new starts. Wind will be an added factor
near the Columbia River gorge.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... a red flag warning means
that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...
or will shortly. A combination of strong winds... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures will create explosive fire
growth potential.



Weishaar



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Location: Center & Cordon NE, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.1 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: North Lancaster, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Cherry & Salem Parkway, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 79.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Battlecreek Watershed, Salem, OR

Updated: 6:56 PM PDT

Temperature: 76.8 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Central Howell, Silverton, OR

Updated: 6:57 PM PDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.45 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Whiteaker, Keizer, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Crossler/Sunny Slope, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Keizer, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 81.0 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 33% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem/Sunnyslope, Salem, OR

Updated: 6:57 PM PDT

Temperature: 83.6 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Browns Island, Salem, OR

Updated: 6:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 75.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem/W7MLH, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 79.6 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.56 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Wildwood, Keizer, OR

Updated: 6:08 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Chatnika Heights, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 80.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 19% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: West Salem Hills, Salem, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 83.8 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 24% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Country Glen, Keizer, OR

Updated: 7:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 79.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: Popcorn Hill, Salem, OR

Updated: 6:59 PM PDT

Temperature: 76.2 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 31% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

Location: North Keizer, Keizer, OR

Updated: 7:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 27% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Turner - CJHS, Marion, OR

Updated: 6:50 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.3 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at 5.1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: 'Aumsville Ponds' Park, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 78.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Sublimity, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 77.0 °F Dew Point: 11 °F Humidity: 8% Wind: ENE at 3.1 mph Pressure: 26.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: James St, Silverton, OR

Updated: 7:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 78 °F Graphs

Location: North of Brooks, Salem, OR

Updated: 6:48 PM PDT

Temperature: 84.8 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

Location: West Stayton, Aumsville, OR

Updated: 7:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 81.9 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: SE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Eola Hills, Amity, OR

Updated: 7:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 77.2 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: SE at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:54 PM PDT

Temperature: 86.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 19% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Marion, Turner, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 77.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: Evans Valley, Silverton, OR

Updated: 6:56 PM PDT

Temperature: 84.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 28% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 85.7 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 30% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 83 °F Graphs

Location: Sekavec Farm, Scio, OR

Updated: 6:49 PM PDT

Temperature: 83.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 25% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: - Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 5:46 PM PDT

Temperature: 88 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: ENE at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 84 °F Graphs

Location: Fern Ridge Road, Stayton, OR

Updated: 7:01 PM PDT

Temperature: 74.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: West at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Portland or 
308 PM PDT sun Sep 14 2014 


Synopsis...hot and dry conditions will continue today and Monday. 
Smoke from the 36-pit wildfire will impact areas of northwest Oregon and SW 
Washington through Monday night. An upper level trough will brush by 
the region Monday night...and possibly trigger some dry thunderstorms 
over the area through Tuesday morning. This trough will also bring a 
return of low marine clouds to the area...and help cool temperatures 
for Tuesday. Another trough will bring another slight chance for 
thunderstormsand possibly some rain middle week. High pressure will 
rebuild Friday with dry and warmer conditions next weekend. 


&& 


Short term...dry offshore flow is maintaing mostly clear skies 
across northwest Oregon and southwest Washington this afternoon. The 
east to southeast low-level winds is carrying smoke from the 36-pit 
wildfire located near Estacada Oregon over parts of the northern and 
central Willamette Valley. Southwest winds aloft is sending some of 
the smoke over the western Columbia River gorge and southwest 
Washington Cascades and Cascade foothills. Have issued a special 
weather statment highlighting the expected smoke advection for the 
next 24 hours or so. 


The easterly surface pressure gradient will continue to weaken 
tonight and Monday as low pressure approaches from the 
southwest...but weak offshore low-level winds will continue through 
most of Monday. Expect Monday to be slightly warmer Monday...except 
along the immediate coast and in areas where thick smoke blocks solar 
radiation. 


Water vapor imagery shows an upper level low near 36n 136w with middle 
and upper level moisture entrained around it. This middle-level moisture 
will begin spreading over northwest Oregon from the south to the north 
Monday afternoon as the upper low nears the central Oregon coast. 
This moisture combined with increasing upper level instability may 
result in elevated convection Monday night into Tuesday morning as 
the upper trough brushes over northwest Oregon. 


Confidence on where these storms may develop are still low as 
elevated convection has a way of sprouting up where it is least 
expected. Have therefore continued the current coverage of "anywhere 
is possible" Monday night. However...there is fair confidence that 
the threat for thunderstorms should begin to the south Monday 
afternoon with S-southeast flow aloft moving the threat northward through 
the night. 


Due to very dry air near the surface...it is unlikely these 
thunderstorms will produce much...if any...rain...which is concerning 
considering the extremely dry fire fuels across the area. 


The upper trough will also result in a southerly wind reversal and 
possibly a stratus surge up the coast Monday evening...possibly 
pushing inland Tuesday morning. Am not very confidenet on the 
coverage of inland low clouds Tuesday morning as 
sometimes...southwest winds leads to more clouds for the southern 
Willamette Valley than the northern. However...it all depends on how 
deep the marine layer is...and whether the clouds can easily move 
over the Coast Range. The deepening marine layer may even 
squeeze out some drizzle for coastal areas. 


Regardless of the extent of clouds...the marine push will cool 
temperatures significantly Tuesday...back to the low 80s inland and 
middle to upper 60s for the coast. Another approaching upper trough will 
approach from the south Tuesday night with more marine clouds along 
the coast...and possibly inland Wednesday morning. 


Models suggest that there will be more moisture associated with this 
second trough. Northwest Oregon will be near the left-front exit region of a 
95+ knots 500mb jet Wednesday afternoon. With the moisture and 
lift...have added a slight chance for thunderstorms for the northern 
Oregon Cascades late Wednesday afternoon and evening. Tj 


Long term...Thursday through Sunday...models are continuing to show 
a deep upper level trough moving through our region late next week 
providing for a chance of showers on Thursday and Friday. There is 
the possibility of afternoon thunderstorms developing over the 
Cascades on Thursday. However...there is not enough confidence at 
this point to mention it in the forecast. Upper level ridging looks 
to return next weekend. This will provide for a decrease in cloud 
cover and a slight increase in temperature across the County Warning Area. /64 


&& 


Aviation...thermal trough will shift inland to the Willamette 
Valley tonight with northerly flow along the coast and east flow 
over the Cascades. Expect mostly VFR conditions. However...smoke from 
the wildfire east of Estacada will continue to be a problem for 
aviation near the fire. Smoke layers aloft will drift to the north 
and west this afternoon and evening. Expect the smoke to become more 
concentrated overnight as the air stabilizes some with pooling of 
smoke in the Clackamas river drainage. Some east wind drift will 
likely bring more smoke into the Willamette Valley later tonight and 
Monday morning there will be IFR conditions near the fire and could be 
areas of MVFR ceilings and visible off to the west and over parts of the 
north and central Willamette Valley...however smoke movement and 
extent is difficult to predict and confidence is not too high on 
specific smoke forecast. 


A wind reversal to southerly wind along the coast is expected 
Monday night as an upper level feature approaches. This will 
likely bring fog and low clouds to the coast...but exact timing 
is difficult. There is a good chance of getting some fog on the 
central Oregon coast 10z-15z. 


Kpdx and approaches...weak offshore flow will maintain VFR 
conditions for the next 24 hours. Expect some layers of smoke to 
move over the approaches from time to time during the next 24 
hours. Schneider 


&& 


Marine...expect little in the way of wind through Monday morning 
as a thermally induced surface trough remains over the waters or 
just onshore. An approaching low pressure system lead to developing SW 
winds from south to north late Monday into Tuesday morning...and bring 
the chance for isolated thunderstorms over the waters. Winds will 
increase in strength later Tuesday...with some gusts near 20 knots 
possible. A stronger system may bring borderline Small Craft 
Advisory level winds on Wednesday...but confidence on the details of 
this system are low at this point. Expect northerly winds to 
redevelop over the waters sometime late in the week or next 
weekend. 


There are currently two swells moving over the waters. A southwest 
long period swell about 2 feet and a short period northwest swell 
2 to 3 feet. The enp model continues to show the southwest swell 
being the dominant. For right now I think the northwest swell will 
dominate but the southwest swell may become dominate as the 
northwest winds remain light. Seas should increase to 6 to 7 feet 
again by Tuesday and Wednesday before dropping again late in the week. 
Schneider 


&& 


Pqr watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...red flag warning until 5 am PDT Tuesday for zone 602-zone 
603-zone 604-zone 605-zone 606-zone 607-zone 608. 


Washington...red flag warning until 5 am PDT Tuesday for zone 604-zone 
660. 


Pz...none. 


&& 


$$ 


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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 as the forecast area. 



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