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James Jones

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  1. Yeah. For all of Jim's manic posting about how incredible and old school this spring has been, the best analog so far has been 2020. Though last spring was a bit colder and wetter than this one has been to this point.
  2. Still haven't seen a flake in West Linn, been a rain/sleet mix so far
  3. Thanks. And yeah, I would imagine there are a lot more examples before the airport era when we got cold past early February with much more regularity.
  4. Yeah, but of course climo changes rapidly in February. Huge difference between the first few days of the month and even a week or two later.
  5. It would be the 2nd latest sub 30 high on record for PDX, behind the 29 on 3/3/1960. Back to back subfreezing highs by this point in the season has also only happened once, in 1956. Also seems pretty rare to have a major ice storm by this point in the season, does anybody know of any examples of late season ice storms in the Portland area? Maybe BLI snowman?
  6. The 99 at OLM is a new late season heat record. Pretty warm for a cold August.
  7. Devil is in the details but at face value that doesn't even look like a cooler than average pattern, at least down in the Willamette Valley.
  8. Back then people didn’t drive cars because they hadn’t been invented yet.
  9. 97 with east winds at PDX. Goes to Jesse's point of this being a bit of a late summer/early fall type of heat setup, usually the downslope winds at this time of year don't quite reach the surface at the airport.
  10. My gut feeling is that September is going to torch. Really haven't had a hot one since 2014, we're Dew(ey).
  11. If the 66 at PDX holds it will be the coldest July high temp in a decade. Regime change????
  12. Today's really overachieving, though maybe the high clouds coming in will cap things a bit. Feels pretty nasty out there.
  13. This is now the 5th wettest June on record at PDX at 3.49", moving ahead of 1981 (a hottttt summer). Could move into 4th ahead of 1954 (a very coldddddd summer) if we get another tenth of an inch with the trough this weekend. Totals to the north and south on the I5 corridor aren't particularly noteworthy. Seattle could even end the month with below average precip.
  14. That station was comically overexposed. This is Seattle from the same month
  15. Personally I'm hoping we get somebody from Fargo to join the board so they can spend the entire winter telling us about how awful continental air is and how we shouldn't be rooting for anything other than endless SW flow. That would be extremely interesting and highly relevant.
  16. Hopefully this wet June is setting us up for another summer without choking in fire smoke. Last summer was so nice in that aspect after the disgusting air quality and milk white skies of 2017 and 2018.
  17. Here's the raw unsmoothed averages for 1991-2020 so far. The NWS average might be 84/60 for late July.
  18. LOL Even that cherry picked period was much warmer than 1954. Maybe more total precip in 2019 but definitely less gloomy.
  19. The very idea that the temperature could fall below 50 anywhere on the planet is deeply disturbing to him.
  20. I've always considered April's record low to be the weakest of any PDX monthly record. Even with today's UHI and warmer climate it's beatable. If I get bored enough during the pandemic I might make a thread on the weakest and strongest monthly records for major PNW stations.
  21. Sticking to everything here, even some slushy accumulation on the roads.
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