Coast Heat: All-Time April Highs at Newport & Astoria

11pm Wednesday…

Today was a scorcher…at least by April standards.  Here are the record high temps set today within our viewing area:

MarkRecordHighTempsMetro

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:

MarkCoast_HotTemps

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

11 Responses to Coast Heat: All-Time April Highs at Newport & Astoria

  1. Jason Hougak says:

    Too bad it couldn’t be like the past two weeks here all summer long, 3-4 feet of snow followed by some sunshine, and back to snow pounding the mountains. Looks like the snow level could get down to Govy next week! As long as Mt. Hood stays brilliantly white I’ll be happy, sad when it actually looks like it’s got a frown in fall. I love snow!

  2. Taylor says:

    We stand a solid chance at hitting 90 degrees in Happy Valley. Currently sitting at 89 degrees. Very hot. Starting May off with a hot one.

  3. Ted Berry says:

    About 4 or 5 weeks ago on this blog I posted the “rule of thumb” for monthly high temperature possibility at my farm near Barton Park at 300′ elevation. This is what I posted:

    March 1 ; 70 degrees
    Arpri 1; 80 degrees
    May 1; 90 degrees
    June 1; 100 degrees

    Yesterday actual; 90 degrees, today so far; 92 degrees.

    Looks like the rule held true this year!

  4. pappoose in scappoose says:

    LOOK!

    850 TEMPERATURE ON THE KSLE SOUNDING IS AN IMPRESSIVE 19.2C THIS MORNING

    We appear on track for another crazy warm day today!

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    815 AM PDT THU MAY 1 2014

    MORNING UPDATE…NO MAJOR CHANGES TO GOING FORECAST. A WEAKENING OFFSHORE GRADIENT BUT STILL AT -5.9 MB TTD-DLS HAS KEPT THE NEAR GORGE AND IMMEDIATE PORTLAND AREA MILD THIS MORNING…AS TEMPS
    REMAIN IN THE 60S. AND THIS WAS ALSO TRUE AT THE COAST AS WINDS REMAIN LIGHT TO SE. NOW THAT DAY HAS BROKEN MOST AREAS ARE RECOVERING BACK TO NEAR 60 ALREADY. 850 TEMPERATURE ON THE KSLE SOUNDING IS AN IMPRESSIVE 19.2C THIS MORNING…WHICH IS STILL NEAR
    THE MAX VALUE EVER RECORDED FOR LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY….THOUGH THIS IS FORECAST TO COME DOWN SOME TODAY. EXPECT THE COAST WILL STILL BE NICE TODAY…THOUGH THE OFFSHORE FLOW WILL NOT BE STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD OFF THE AFTERNOON SEA BREEZE AND EXPECT SOME COOLING THERE DURING THIS TIME. MAYBE SOME COOLING IN THE SOUTH VALLEY AS WELL. THE THERMALLY INDUCED LOW LOOKS TO MOVE INTO THE VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON…AND THEREFORE FULL MIXING WILL BE REALIZED IN THE NORTH AND MID TO SOME UPPER 80S ARE A SOLID BET TODAY UNTIL A THIN VEIL OF HIGH CLOUDS. /KMD

  5. Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

    Nothing about Kelso apparently hitting 90?

  6. schmit44 says:

    4/30/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:95 at MERLIN SEED ORCH(1144 ft) & PROVOLT SEED ORC(1180 ft)
    Low: 69 at FLYNN PRAIRIE(1543 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:50 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft) & Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 17 at FOSTER FLAT (5000 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 59 degrees
    FOSTER FLAT (76/17 ) (5000 ft )

  7. vinnybob says:

    I went through Salem today and it was warmer there but the air had a blue dirty look to it, Much better here.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Salems just a dirty place Vinny. Probably all the drug smoke of some kind in the air.

    • Dave in South Salem (500') says:

      Its hazy today. I think the end of the breeze did that. Hot like July though

  8. Megan O says:

    Would have been a great day to be at the coast!

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