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Strong winds with very dry conditions will result in elevated to critical fire weather conditions across a large portion of the interior Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, Rockies and High Plains this afternoon and evening. Red Flag Warnings are in effect across this area where fire crews are battling numerous ongoing fires. Air quality is also an issue due to smoke in this region.
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Current conditions at

Salem, McNary Field (KSLE)

Lat: 44.90778°NLon: 122.995°WElev: 210ft.

Partly Cloudy

65°F

18°C

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed S 16 G 24 MPH
Barometer 29.68 in (1004.8 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 6:56 am PDT
Extended Forecast for

Salem OR

Wind Advisory until Saturday 12:00pm
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Wind Advisory
  •  
    Wind Advisory until Saturday 12:00pm

    NOW until
    12:00pm Sat

    Wind Advisory

  • Today

    Today: Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am.  High near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Breezy.
    Showers then
    Chance
    Showers

    High: 75 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers, mainly after 11pm.  Low around 58. South wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers

    Low: 58 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Light south southeast wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.  New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 72 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 74 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

    Slight Chance
    Showers

    Low: 57 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 71 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 54 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Rain and possibly a thunderstorm before 11am, then a chance of showers after 11am. High near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 21 to 26 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers, mainly after 11pm. Low around 58. South wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Light south southeast wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 6 to 9 mph.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Thursday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Thursday Night
A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
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Point Forecast:
Salem OR
 44.93°N 123.02°W (Elev. 161 ft)
3:11 am PDT Aug 29, 2015
7am PDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm PDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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