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#3351
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Posted Today, 06:17 PM

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I would just like a wet, convective May. A 1993 repeat would be perfect.


Yeah. Doesn’t look to be in the cards now. Hopefully things will change.

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Posted Today, 06:37 PM

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Yeah. Doesn’t look to be in the cards now. Hopefully things will change.


I suspect we'll continue to see little fluctuations for awhile, but lean towards drier and warmer.

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Posted Today, 06:46 PM

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Tim is high on southern sunshine and in full troll mode!

Snowfall

2017-18: 30.0"

2016-17: 49.2"

2015-16: 11.75"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"
2012-13: 16.75"
2011-12: 98.5"

 

 

 


#3354
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Posted Today, 06:46 PM

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I suspect we'll continue to see little fluctuations for awhile, but lean towards drier and warmer.

 

Climo and the models would dictate as such.

 

Maybe we can get a turn around by late next month just in time for Rose Festival Low season!



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Posted Today, 06:54 PM

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Tim is high on southern sunshine and in full troll mode!

 

I am high on PNW sunshine over the last 3 days.     ;)



#3356
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Posted Today, 07:04 PM

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Portland, Troutdale, Vancouver, Hillsboro and McMinnville all set record highs today. We have to go back almost 100 years when MMV hit 83 in 1923 for the previous record. Pretty impressive it took this long to break it.

https://nwschat.weat...R-SXUS76-RERPQR

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Posted Today, 07:08 PM

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This has been a 100 year heatwave.

All roads lead to Walgreens.  


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Posted Today, 07:09 PM

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Much warmer than yesterday here. Still 72F this evening. Heading to the local cooling shelter.

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Posted Today, 07:33 PM

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Much warmer than yesterday here. Still 72F this evening. Heading to the local cooling shelter.


Stay safe, the asphalt could melt your tires or soles of your shoes....

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Posted Today, 07:34 PM

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Yeah, I thought about doing some research earlier to see how often it had happened.

Then I realized you only had to go back to 2016 for four straight 80s in April. That might have been the most impressive April heatwave on record for PDX, though.


Looks like 1998 was the only other candidate until 2016.

All roads lead to Walgreens.  


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Posted Today, 07:36 PM

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This has been a 100 year heatwave.


Meanie.

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Posted Today, 07:40 PM

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Meanie.


95 year, I guess...

All roads lead to Walgreens.  


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Posted Today, 07:48 PM

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This has been a 100 year heatwave.


Not quite but close!

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Posted Today, 07:49 PM

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And to think you were worried it wasn't going to reach 84! Is 86 a record for your location?


As far as I know yes, first temp record we have broken in a while I think.

Monmouth, Oregon Winter 17-18 Stats:

 

Coldest high: 34 (Dec 24)

Coldest low: 22 (Dec 11 & Feb 23)

Total snowfall: 1.0"

Last snowfall: February 21-22, 2018

Last accumulating snowfall on roads: March 6, 2017

Last sub-freezing high: Jan 13, 2017 (31)

Last White Christmas: 2008


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Posted Today, 07:51 PM

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It's already too hot. Got this new costco cooling shirt. It works ok, Def not cooling enough


That's a pretty interesting concept, I never heard of it before. Is this what you have? I might go buy one now.

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Posted Today, 07:51 PM

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Looks like 1998 was the only other candidate until 2016.

 

1926 had this stretch downtown:

 

4/24: 81

4/25: 83

4/26: 84

4/27: 93

4/28: 91

4/29: Deadly marine push


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Posted Today, 07:58 PM

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As far as I know yes, first temp record we have broken in a while I think.


Nice! SLE only hit 82 from the looks of it. I'm not doubting the 86 reading though, it's legit to me.

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Posted Today, 07:59 PM

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As far as I know yes, first temp record we have broken in a while I think.


Does Monmouth keep official records?

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Posted Today, 08:02 PM

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1926 had this stretch downtown:

4/24: 81
4/25: 83
4/26: 84
4/27: 93
4/28: 91
4/29: Deadly marine push


That was also the warmest April in Portland history (looking at both the airport and downtown) with an average temp of 60.2, which is 8 degrees above the modern average and was probably even more of an anomaly back then.

Made 2016’s 56.9 downtown / 57.8 at PDX look a little pedestrian.

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Posted Today, 08:12 PM

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Wonderful evening!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
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Posted Today, 08:31 PM

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If it wasn't for 2016, today's 84 at PDX would have tied the warmest pre-4/26 max on record. 

 

84 on 4/14/1947

84 on 4/20/1956

84 on 4/25/2018

 

Of course April 2016 blew away our PDX-era climatology by hitting 85 on the 7th, 87 on the 18th, and 89 on the 19th. 



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Posted Today, 09:13 PM

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I want to know more.


It's called 32 degree cool t shirt. It supposedly keeps you cool.You get 2 for 7

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Posted Today, 09:23 PM

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Does Monmouth keep official records?


I don't think so. There are 3 good stations in town that I use for current conditions but I just use Salem for history as it's usually pretty similar to us.

Monmouth, Oregon Winter 17-18 Stats:

 

Coldest high: 34 (Dec 24)

Coldest low: 22 (Dec 11 & Feb 23)

Total snowfall: 1.0"

Last snowfall: February 21-22, 2018

Last accumulating snowfall on roads: March 6, 2017

Last sub-freezing high: Jan 13, 2017 (31)

Last White Christmas: 2008


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Posted Today, 09:37 PM

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New blog post from Mark regarding the final day of our record breaking heat wave.

"It sure felt like July today! Here in Portland we started in the 50s and ended well into the 80s; a typical mid-summer day. Except that it’s the 25th of April. The result was several more record high temperatures, mainly in the metro area:

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And we did that with extremely weak offshore flow. Even in the Gorge the wind died down to a slight breeze plus downslope wind off the Cascades disappeared. So it’s quite impressive from a meteorological standpoint we were able to make it into the mid 80s. Models absolutely nailed the atmosphere overhead. 850mb temps at Salem were 16.6 degrees on this afternoon’s balloon sounding.

WHAT HAPPENS THURSDAY?

A very interesting setup with the thermal trough (warmest air) sitting from about Kelso to just east of Salem and Eugene. That means west of that line onshore flow kicks in during the afternoon = cooler. But from Kelso/Longview to the Portland metro area we get a light easterly flow once again as high pressure briefly strengthens east of the Cascades. Result? All models are adding 2-4 degrees to our highs tomorrow. 85-86 is likely throughout the Portland metro area. You can see the bubble of warmer temperatures from Portland north on the GFS and the cooler temps to our south. This is the 5pm Thursday forecast:"

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https://fox12weather...armer-tomorrow/

IMO it's all going to depend on if clouds arrive before peak heating tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow the hottest 850mb temperatures yet of this heat wave is suppose to arrive tomorrow afternoon. If clouds can hold off until after 5pm then I think PDX has a chance of tying the all time record high of April which is 90. Everything has to go right but it's possible with the 850mb temps we will be getting.

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Posted Today, 10:00 PM

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Hopefully that marine push moves in earlier than forecast tomorrow.

MOS has PDX only hitting 81. Maybe it will be right for once.

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Posted Today, 10:17 PM

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Hopefully that marine push moves in earlier than forecast tomorrow.

MOS has PDX only hitting 81. Maybe it will be right for once.

That is where we differ...I’m hoping it gets delayed... until October!

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Posted Today, 10:22 PM

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That is where we differ...I’m hoping it gets delayed... until October!


If you want 80s every day between now and October you are living in the wrong climate.
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Posted Today, 10:46 PM

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Saturday thru Tuesday look pretty showery

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