The last day of April brought in weather that would be extreme even for the hottest part of the Oregon summer season. Records were broken all over western Oregon, most impressively at the Oregon Coast.
North Bend set a new record high temperature of 91°. This smashed their old record of 72° which was set in 1931. This was also the first time North Bend had been above 90 degrees in four and a half years. The all time record high in North Bend is just 94° set in 1919. Records were also broken in Roseburg, Eugene, Salem, Medford, McMinnville, Astoria and Newport.
This ridge of high pressure will keep us warm, dry and mostly sunny again today, but changes are on the way. Temperatures will start to fall today at the Coast and Friday inland as winds begin to shift back on-shore and this ridge of high pressure begins to break down and move east.
The Coast will still be in the upper 60s and low 70s today. The Valley and Umpqua Basin will be in the mid to upper 80s.
It’s back to the 70s for Friday and 60s for the weekend in the Valley. A few showers will move through starting Friday night, mainly just for the Coast, but all of us will see widespread showers Sunday and Monday.
Have a great day and stay cool! ~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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