2nd record-warm day in a row on Southern Oregon Coast
NORTH BEND, Ore. - Another round of record-setting heat hit North Bend on Thursday, even if it was more than a dozen degrees cooler than a day prior.
North Bend hit 91F on Wednesday, the warmest temp on record not just for April 30 but any day in April or spring for that matter.
It was the first time in 4 1/2 years that the temperature hit 90 there.
On Thursday, the temperature hit 77F during the noon hour - cool by comparison to the day prior but still warm enough to set a new record high temperature for May 1.
The heat Wednesday caused records to fall across Western Oregon, from the Cascades to the Coast.
Further north, Newport all set an all-time high temperature for April, posting 86 degrees. That broke the old record for April 30 of 81 set back in 1900. The previous record high for April was set that same year on April 29 when the mercury hit 84.
And on the mouth of the Columbia River, Astoria hit 84 on Wednesday, eclipsing the previous record of 75 set a decade ago in 2004.
That year had also set record high temps in Eugene and Salem. The 2014 heat wave erased both of those records, too, with Eugene hitting 82, a degree better than the record; and Salem notching 86, up from the record 83 a decade ago.
To the north and south, the heat Wednesday set more records, with 85 in McMinnville besting the previous record 84 set in 1998; and 92F in Medford, besting the high of 86F record in 1981.