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Supposedly it goes back to Jan 1983 but I'm mostly interested in the late 90s and it confirms what I remember how cloudy and 'awful' it was back then but now I miss it!

IEM :: AFD from NWS PQR (iastate.edu) Here is for July 9th 1999 2:30am as an example to see how long it took to actually reach 'summer' back in the mid to late 90s! Even then it was fleeting and this was down here in Oregon the 'good' part of things.  From what the text sounds like that spring/summer it seems WA really had it bad? 

327 
FXUS66 KPQR 090933
AFDPQR

NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
230 AM PDT FRI JUL 9 1999

THERMALLY INDUCED TROUGH JUST OFFSHORE OF FORECAST AREA COAST THIS
MORNING.  AS UPPER RIDGE SHIFTS E TODAY IN ADVANCE OF APPROACHING
OFFSHORE TROUGH MODELS BEGIN TO SHIFT SURFACE TROUGH INLAND TODAY. 
AS THE MARINE PUSH APPEARS INITIALLY WEAK TODAY...EXPECT INLAND TEMPS
TO STILL BE QUITE WARM.  MARINE PUSH A LITTLE STRONGER OVERNIGHT INTO
SAT MORNING...BUT ALREADY MODELS AGREE IN BEGINNING TO TURN FLOW
OFFSHORE OVER SOUTHERN PARTS OF FORECAST AREA SAT AFTERNOON.  OVERALL
EXPECT MAINLY MINOR CHANGES TO PREVIOUS FORECAST.  IN EXTENDED
PERIOD...MODELS APPEAR TO BE POINTING TOWARDS A RELATIVELY FLAT FLOW
WITH HIGH HEIGHTS AND MINOR WAVES...MEANING TEMPS IN THE N WILL
PROBABLY STAY ON THE WARM SIDE...WITH HIGHER HEAT SUPPRESSED TO THE
FAR S PART OF STATE.  ELSON

AST --- PDX 000 SLE 000 EUG 000

.PDX...NONE.

 what you want is the AFDPQR files for the actual discussions. Sometimes if a significant event happens you will see a NOWPDX file something along the lines like this:IEM :: NOW from NWS PDX (iastate.edu) June 24th 1999:

00 
TTAA00 KPDX 250059

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
558 PM PDT THU JUN 24 1999

ORZ004-005-009-011-WAZ019-023-039-040-250325-
VANCOUVER AREA-NORTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WA-WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OR-
WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
WEST SLOPES SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES AND PASSES-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING RIDGEFIELD...BATTLE GROUND...VANCOUVER...CAMAS...
HILLSBORO...BEAVERTON...TUALATIN...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM
...MCMINNVILLE...DALLAS...SALEM...WOODBURN...STEVENSON...CARSON...
CORBETT...BONNEVILLE...HOOD RIVER...COUGAR...MT ST HELENS...
GOVERNMENT CAMP...SANTIAM PASS...WILLAMETTE PASS
558 PM PDT THU JUN 24 1999

.NOW...
SHOWERS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH 8 PM...WITH A CONTINUING
CHANCE OF AN EVENING THUNDERSTORM AND SMALL HAIL. THE HEAVIEST
SHOWERS ARE ON THE EAST HALF OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND THE WEST
SLOPES OF THE CASCADES. A PARTICULARLY HEAVY SHOWER WILL MOVE
SLOWLY EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN MULTNOMAH AND NORTHERN CLACKAMAS
COUNTIES THROUGH THE MILWAUKIE...SUNNYSIDE...HAPPY VALLEY...AND
POWELLHURST AREAS TOWARD BORING AND GRESHAM THROUGH 7 PM. SOME OF THE
SHOWERS MAY CAUSE LOCAL HEAVY RUNOFF OF STORM DRAINS.
$$

TOLLESON
 

Here's earlier in da month!IEM :: AFD from NWS PQR (iastate.edu) July 3rd 1999:

000 
TTAA00 KPDX 030945

NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
300 AM PDT SAT JUL 3 1999

UPPER LOW NEAR THE NORTHERN WASHINGTON BORDER WITH ONE VORTICITY MAX
TO THE EAST AND A SECOND APPROACHING 130 W. VORTICITY MAX HEADED FOR
THE SOUTH OREGON COAST AND THIS NOW NOT EXPECTED TO FORM NEW UPPER
LOW AS PREVIOUS MODEL RUNS. STILL COOLER AIR ALOFT FOR SMALL THREAT
OF THUNDERSTORMS. EXPECT WRAP AROUND MOISTURE THROUGH BRITISH
COLUMBIA TO STAY NORTH OF FORECAST AREA. VORTICITY MAX SHOWN MOVING
THROUGH AREA FASTER BY MODELS AS THE EVENT APPROACHES AND HAVE
LOWERED SUNDAY POPS SOME THROUGH WEAK TO NO RIDGING FOLLOWING
PASSAGE. MRF BRINGS A SHORTWAVE INTO WESTERN OREGON ON WEDNESDAY AND
THIS CONSISTENT WITH CURRENT EXTENDED FORECASTS AND WILL MAKE LITTLE
CHANGES. STARMER. AST 774 PDX 663 SLE 653 EUG 642

.PDX...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR.
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This is pretty cool... it would be interesting look up the AFDs from our big events over the last 30 years and big events in other parts of the country.    

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Pretty fun to go back and scroll through the late January/early February 1989 discos and see how clueless we were back then.

Jesse might hate you, but this was a good find!🙂

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Supposedly it goes back to Jan 1983 but I'm mostly interested in the late 90s and it confirms what I remember how cloudy and 'awful' it was back then but now I miss it!

IEM :: AFD from NWS PQR (iastate.edu) Here is for July 9th 1999 2:30am as an example to see how long it took to actually reach 'summer' back in the mid to late 90s! Even then it was fleeting and this was down here in Oregon the 'good' part of things.  From what the text sounds like that spring/summer it seems WA really had it bad? 


327 
FXUS66 KPQR 090933
AFDPQR

NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
230 AM PDT FRI JUL 9 1999

THERMALLY INDUCED TROUGH JUST OFFSHORE OF FORECAST AREA COAST THIS
MORNING.  AS UPPER RIDGE SHIFTS E TODAY IN ADVANCE OF APPROACHING
OFFSHORE TROUGH MODELS BEGIN TO SHIFT SURFACE TROUGH INLAND TODAY. 
AS THE MARINE PUSH APPEARS INITIALLY WEAK TODAY...EXPECT INLAND TEMPS
TO STILL BE QUITE WARM.  MARINE PUSH A LITTLE STRONGER OVERNIGHT INTO
SAT MORNING...BUT ALREADY MODELS AGREE IN BEGINNING TO TURN FLOW
OFFSHORE OVER SOUTHERN PARTS OF FORECAST AREA SAT AFTERNOON.  OVERALL
EXPECT MAINLY MINOR CHANGES TO PREVIOUS FORECAST.  IN EXTENDED
PERIOD...MODELS APPEAR TO BE POINTING TOWARDS A RELATIVELY FLAT FLOW
WITH HIGH HEIGHTS AND MINOR WAVES...MEANING TEMPS IN THE N WILL
PROBABLY STAY ON THE WARM SIDE...WITH HIGHER HEAT SUPPRESSED TO THE
FAR S PART OF STATE.  ELSON

AST --- PDX 000 SLE 000 EUG 000

.PDX...NONE.

 what you want is the AFDPQR files for the actual discussions. Sometimes if a significant event happens you will see a NOWPDX file something along the lines like this:IEM :: NOW from NWS PDX (iastate.edu) June 24th 1999:


00 
TTAA00 KPDX 250059

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
558 PM PDT THU JUN 24 1999

ORZ004-005-009-011-WAZ019-023-039-040-250325-
VANCOUVER AREA-NORTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WA-WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OR-
WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
WEST SLOPES SOUTHERN WASHINGTON CASCADES AND PASSES-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING RIDGEFIELD...BATTLE GROUND...VANCOUVER...CAMAS...
HILLSBORO...BEAVERTON...TUALATIN...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM
...MCMINNVILLE...DALLAS...SALEM...WOODBURN...STEVENSON...CARSON...
CORBETT...BONNEVILLE...HOOD RIVER...COUGAR...MT ST HELENS...
GOVERNMENT CAMP...SANTIAM PASS...WILLAMETTE PASS
558 PM PDT THU JUN 24 1999

.NOW...
SHOWERS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THROUGH 8 PM...WITH A CONTINUING
CHANCE OF AN EVENING THUNDERSTORM AND SMALL HAIL. THE HEAVIEST
SHOWERS ARE ON THE EAST HALF OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY AND THE WEST
SLOPES OF THE CASCADES. A PARTICULARLY HEAVY SHOWER WILL MOVE
SLOWLY EAST ACROSS SOUTHERN MULTNOMAH AND NORTHERN CLACKAMAS
COUNTIES THROUGH THE MILWAUKIE...SUNNYSIDE...HAPPY VALLEY...AND
POWELLHURST AREAS TOWARD BORING AND GRESHAM THROUGH 7 PM. SOME OF THE
SHOWERS MAY CAUSE LOCAL HEAVY RUNOFF OF STORM DRAINS.
$$

TOLLESON
 

Here's earlier in da month!IEM :: AFD from NWS PQR (iastate.edu) July 3rd 1999:


000 
TTAA00 KPDX 030945

NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
300 AM PDT SAT JUL 3 1999

UPPER LOW NEAR THE NORTHERN WASHINGTON BORDER WITH ONE VORTICITY MAX
TO THE EAST AND A SECOND APPROACHING 130 W. VORTICITY MAX HEADED FOR
THE SOUTH OREGON COAST AND THIS NOW NOT EXPECTED TO FORM NEW UPPER
LOW AS PREVIOUS MODEL RUNS. STILL COOLER AIR ALOFT FOR SMALL THREAT
OF THUNDERSTORMS. EXPECT WRAP AROUND MOISTURE THROUGH BRITISH
COLUMBIA TO STAY NORTH OF FORECAST AREA. VORTICITY MAX SHOWN MOVING
THROUGH AREA FASTER BY MODELS AS THE EVENT APPROACHES AND HAVE
LOWERED SUNDAY POPS SOME THROUGH WEAK TO NO RIDGING FOLLOWING
PASSAGE. MRF BRINGS A SHORTWAVE INTO WESTERN OREGON ON WEDNESDAY AND
THIS CONSISTENT WITH CURRENT EXTENDED FORECASTS AND WILL MAKE LITTLE
CHANGES. STARMER. AST 774 PDX 663 SLE 653 EUG 642

.PDX...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH COLUMBIA RIVER BAR.

This is really cool.

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