On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Dangerous heat continues across parts of the Pacific Northwest

Unusually hot weather will persist on Friday and into the weekend across parts of the Pacific Northwest, with high temperatures on Friday in the 90s to around 100 degrees for many locations. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect across the region. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside, and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Current conditions at

Salem, McNary Field (KSLE)

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




Humidity 12%
Wind Speed N 9 MPH
Barometer 29.95 in (1013.9 mb)
Dewpoint 40°F (4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index97°F (36°C)
Last update 31 Jul 3:56 pm PDT

Detailed Forecast

Clear in the evening...then partly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Highs around 95. Light wind becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 60. North wind 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
Partly cloudy. Highs 90 to 95. Light wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 60. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 90.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60.
Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 90.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 55.
Partly cloudy. Highs 75 to 85.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 55.
Partly cloudy. Highs 75 to 80.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 55.
Partly cloudy. Highs around 80.

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246 PM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015
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