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Current Conditions

  • 52°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE 6 mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 45°
  • Pressure: 29.89 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 50 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 65 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Salem, Oregon

Updated: 8:23 PM PDT on May 1, 2016

  • Tonight

    Clear. Lows 50 to 55. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 85. Light wind.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch...except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning... then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 75. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

  • Tuesday Night

    Cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows around 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

  • Wednesday

    Showers likely. Highs 60 to 65. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Wednesday Night

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows 45 to 50.

  • Thursday

    Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs 60 to 65.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows around 45.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning...then partly cloudy. Highs around 70.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 50.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Highs around 75.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 75.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 5:16 PM PDT on May 01, 2016


... Record high temperatures set at Astoria or and Newport or...

A record high temperature of 81 degrees was set at Astoria or today.
This ties the old record of 81 set in 2014.

A record high temperature of 81 degrees was set at Newport or today.
This broke the old record of 80 set in 1946.



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Location: Center & Cordon NE, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSE at 1.5 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North Lancaster, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Deon, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: North Salem High, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:24 AM PDT

Temperature: 55.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Grant, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.5 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Morningside, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:36 AM PDT

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Highland, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Central Area, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:36 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 59% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Nottingham Woods, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: SE Battle Creek, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:25 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:20 AM PDT

Temperature: 59 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: North at 4 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Hoodview Park, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: South Gateway, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:36 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.5 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.33 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: South Salem, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:36 AM PDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Sandstrum Heights, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:23 AM PDT

Temperature: 55.4 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Near Harritt Elementary, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:28 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: WNW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Battlecreek Watershed, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:36 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: 2591 Wallace RD, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.5 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: South Salem, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Northridge Park, Keizer, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Flicker Drive Southeast, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.37 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Central Howell, Silverton, OR

Updated: 3:25 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.55 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Crossler / RockCreek, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:31 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Aldine Meadows, Keizer, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 58.1 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: NW at 3.1 mph Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: South Gateway, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:31 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.4 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Crossler/Sunny Slope, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: -3 °F Humidity: 10% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: South Salem/Sunnyslope, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 42% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Eagle's View, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 63.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: North at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Browns Island, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:27 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: South Salem/W7MLH, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 60.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Wildwood, Keizer, OR

Updated: 3:29 AM PDT

Temperature: 55.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: West Salem Hills, Salem, OR

Updated: 3:37 AM PDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Country Glen, Keizer, OR

Updated: 3:36 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 67% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Portland or 
331 am PDT Monday may 2 2016 


Synopsis...another warm day is on tap today as an upper level ridge 
remains dominant over western Canada and the Pacific northwest. Changes will 
begin later today as a slow moving cold front inches toward the 
coast. This will turn the flow aloft more southerly...bringing 
moisture and instability northward from the Sierra Nevada. The result 
will be increasing showers and a chance for thunder late this 
afternoon into tonight. Low-level flow will turn onshore...first 
cooling off the coast today...then inland areas Tuesday. The remnants 
of the front and associated upper trough keep showers in the forecast 
through Thursday...then flow turns offshore again for another warming 
and drying trend by the weekend. 


&& 


Short term...today through Wednesday...this morning is starting off 
quite warm for most of the forecast area...with temperatures still in 
the middle 50s to middle 60s for all but the most sheltered valley 
locations. 850 mb temperatures look to be 1-2 degree c warmer than Sunday... 
meanwhile general offshore flow continues this morning as thermal low 
pressure lingers just off the coast. This should allow temperatures to 
easily climb back into the 80s today for most inland valleys... 
possibly breaking a couple records. 


Decided to bump up forecast highs a bit along the coast as it may take a 
few hours after sunrise for the seabreeze to kick in. The bulk of the 
anticipated southerly wind reversal is just now approaching Cape 
Mendocino in northern California...so that will probably take a few 
hours to arrive along the central or coast as well. On the other 
hand...the synoptic-scale forcing for offshore flow is waning as 
Spokane-North Bend pressure gradients are down to 4.3 mb as of 2 am. 
All this should allow thermal low pressure to migrate onshore today 
but after a slight delay...with onshore flow returning to the 
immediate coast and coastal valleys by early afternoon. As a result 
highs along the coast today should be about 10 degrees cooler than 
yesterday. 


The thermal trough will take some time to cross the Coast Range... 
but should do so by late afternoon. This will bring a push of marine 
air further inland this evening...the leading edge of which may serve 
as a trigger for surface-based convection depending on which model 
one believes. Latest runs of the GFS...NAM...and European model (ecmwf) do suggest 
about 500-1000 j/kg of surface-based cape this afternoon. Models have 
varying degrees of convective inhibition...with the 00z GFS showing 
little while the NAM shows around 100 j/kg of cin for the Willamette 
Valley. Most convective-allowing models suggest cells will develop in 
the Lane/Douglas Cascades sometime after 3 PM this afternoon...with 
some models showing additional convection developing on the Coast 
Range with the leading edge of the marine push. Model soundings 
suggest fairly high bases initially...with as much as 1000 j/kg of 
dcape but fairly weak shear. This could cause some of the stronger 
cells to produce stronger-than-usual outflow... perhaps gusts up to 
30-40 miles per hour from some of the stronger cells. Steering flow is from the 
S-se...which could cause some of the cells developing in the Cascades 
to drift over the Willamette Valley this evening. A slowly 
approaching cold front may also provide some elevated instability 
overnight...which would bring a slight chance of thunder to just 
about anyone in the forecast area. However latest model runs have 
seemed to back off on this a bit. 


06z NAM boundary layer relative humidity increases rapidly along the coast 
tonight...suggesting fog and low clouds will eventually develop 
behind the southerly wind reversal. Pressure gradients turn 
increasingly onshore Tuesday as thermal low pressure shifts east of 
the Cascades and higher pressure builds in offshore. This should 
bring a 10-15 degree cooldown to inland areas Tuesday then another 
5-10 degrees for highs in the lower to middle 60s Wednesday. The remnants of 
the incoming cold front should provide enough moisture for plenty of 
showers Tue/Wed...especially in the higher terrain. The stabilizing 
influence of onshore flow and the marine layer will probably limit 
thunder to near the Cascade crest and areas eastward Tuesday and 
Wednesday. Weagle 


Long term...no changes. Previous discussion follows... 
Wednesday night through Sunday. Upper level trough over the eastern 
Pacific just off the northern California coast will remain in place 
through much of the second half of the week before slowly advancing 
inland into the Great Basin and cutting off as an upper ridge noses 
into the Pacific northwest. Showers should continue across the area 
on Thursday...but taper off for most locations on Friday as the 
ridging builds over the region and the upper low moves further into 
the southwest U.S. Did maintain slight chance of showers over the 
Cascades however...given both the potential for showers to wrap 
around the low and some uncertainty in the evolution of how far south 
the upper low moves. Daytime temperatures Thursday will be closer to 
seasonal norms...before warming into the 70s inland as heights rise 
in the warming air mass. Cullen 


&& 


Aviation...expect primarily VFR conditions at all inland taf 
sites through 12z Tuesday as offshore flow gives way to 
increasing onshore flow late Monday. The exceptions to this will 
likely be along the coast where marine stratus approaching the 
north California coast will likely arrive between 00z and 06z 
Tuesday and bring a period of IFR conditions. There is a slight 
chance of thunderstorms from about 21z Monday through 09z Tuesday with the 
best chances over the mountains. However due to elevated instability 
as well there is a small chance elsewhere. 


Kpdx and approaches...expect VFR conditions through 12z Tuesday 
as offshore flow decreases over the region. Any thunderstorms that 
develop will most likely remain away from kpdx. 


&& 


Marine...a southerly wind reversal is working north along the 
coast. As of 2 am south winds less than 10 knots have reached Newport 
and will extend over the remainder of the waters this morning. 
Models are indicating a period of gusty 20 knots south winds this 
morning primarily between 10 and 30 miles offshore. A westerly 
swell should push seas temporarily into the 7 to 9 feet range 
today...but seas look to relax Tuesday. 


High pressure building back into the northeast Pacific should 
bring northerly winds back on Tuesday with periods of gusty 25 to 
30 knots northerly winds during the second half of next week and 
possibly next weekend as well...particularly across the central 
Oregon waters. While seas should generally remain under 10 feet for 
much of the next week...expect seas to become especially steep and 
hazardous during the second half of the week as seas become fresh 
swell/wind dominated due to periods of north-northwesterly gales 
off Vancouver Island. /Mh /neuman 


&& 


Pqr watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...none. 
Washington...none. 
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. 






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