Today was a scorcher…at least by April standards. Here are the record high temps set today within our viewing area:
Notice Newport and Astoria Airport both recorded their all-time April high temps. The Astoria airport records go back to the 1950s. We didn’t hit a record in the metro area because most of us were around 90 on April 30th, 1998. Check out the central coast temperatures:
North Bend hit 91, which I would assume is an April record too, in fact the old record for the day at North Bend is just 72!
Easterly wind was actually a little TOO strong from the middle of town out to the eastside, keeping temps a little lower than I expected. But that east wind will suddenly drop off tomorrow morning, we’ll be left with a warm air mass. That should allow temperatures to rise a bit more in the afternoon; thus our high temperature forecast in the upper 80s. We’ll see how that works out.
A very obvious and dramatic change will occur Friday afternoon/evening as a strong marine push of cooler ocean air moves inland along with a cold front. It appears we might get a few sprinkles out of that Friday evening.
After that it’s on to 3-4 days of clouds, showers, and cooler than average temperatures; and that includes the weekend.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen