By Rod Hill on 26-Aug-14 16:07.
Today's Portland high of 90 degrees or better becomes the 16th day this year, which matches my summer forecast of being the hottest since the record summer of 2009.
By Rod Hill on 04-Aug-14 20:32.
Monday's high temperature of 93 degrees at PDX becomes the 10th, 90-degree day of 2014. With 90 degree temperatures likely into the first 2-weeks of September, Portland is on pace to see 16 or more 90 degree days this summer, which would be the most since the record summer of 2009, when PDX sizzled, warming to 9
By Default admin account on 23-Jul-14 13:40.
Tuesday rainfall through 4:00 pm has reached .41" at PDX, which is a record amount for the calendar date.
By Rod Hill on 05-Jul-14 19:21.
With no rain in sight on the forecast models through July 22nd, it appears Portland's summer dry season kicked-off back on June 30th, after seeing more than 1.25 inches of rain over a 10 day stretch. Natives to our area have long said that summer begins July 5th and the record book backs up the folklore. H
By Rod Hill on 02-Jul-14 07:46.
Tuesday turned out to be a "dog day" of summer, meaning just one hot day. Yesterday's quick hitting hot spell was the warmest temperature in Portland since PDX hit 100 degrees back on August 16th of 2012. The airport's official high temperature Tuesday was 99 degrees at 4:14 p.m. The reco
By Rod Hill on 25-Jun-14 12:46.
Lightning safety rules should be refreshed in your mind each summer. Lightning strike counting between 1990 - 2012 shows a dramatic increase across Oregon. Data, mostly collected from eastern Oregon, shows an increase in yearly strikes, rising from 29,000 strikes to nearly 50,000 on average over the past t
By Rod Hill on 17-Jun-14 11:02.
Our cool & stormy weather feels like early spring, but summer is days away. The summer solstice will occur this Saturday at 3:51 a.m. PDT. At this time, the earth is tilted so that the north pole is at its closest point to the sun.
By Rod Hill on 10-Jun-14 10:26.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report shows most of Oregon and much of Washington to be abnormally dry, with parts of southern Oregon declared as a moderate to severe drought. Severe drought conditions are in place over southeastern Oregon.
By Rod Hill on 19-May-14 12:16.
If summer outlooks from the National Weather Service are correct, Portland and much of the Northwest will melt under above normal temperatures this June, July and August. The metro valley could experience its first hot summer since the record year of 2009.
By Rod Hill on 14-May-14 19:00.
Portland's first 90 degree day of the year sets a new record for May 14th of 91 degrees. The old record of 88 degrees was just two year ago, back in 2012. No surprise to see 90 degree heat in mid-May, in fact most of Portland's daily record highs are now in the 90s. Today surpassed May 1st when the m