By Rod Hill on 10-Mar-14 18:15.
Today's sun breaks will likely be the kick-off to a stretch of warm, mostly dry spring-like days for much of the Northwest. The 7day forecast shows mostly dry weather this week, Tuesday through Sunday. In fact, current forecast models show zero strong storm fronts through March 21st. The next 10 plus
By Rod Hill on 18-Feb-14 01:12.
Sunday night's storm met the challenge of being the strongest in a series of February weather fronts to pass Portland. The photo above shows high water over highway 30. Localized flooding has been reported from the coast to the valley. Portland saw nearly an inch of rain fall during the overnight, ea
By Rod Hill on 14-Feb-14 16:08.
Saturday afternoon update: Metro rain totals could exceed .75" through early evening. Rain will break into showers tonight.
Total rainfall Sunday - Monday noon: 1.25 - 1.75" possible
Tuesday: Rainfall may exceed .50".
By Rod Hill on 10-Feb-14 04:17.
Six days of Arctic air triggered more than 2 feet of new snowfall on Mt. Hood. Both Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline resorts report 26 inches of new snow. Low snow levels also helped Mt. Hood Skibowl build a two feet base over the resort's front slope. The Mt.
By Rod Hill on 07-Feb-14 23:07.
The Portland Airport measured 3.8 inches of snow on the ground from yesterday's storm, the most for any February since nearly 7 inches fell over the entire month back in 1993. In fact, Thursday's snowfall becomes the first time February has picked up any measurable snowfall since 1995. If Portland's snow d
By Rod Hill on 05-Feb-14 15:27.
Likely Thursday snow in Salem of 3-6", starting in the morning & falling through the day. Portland will see increasing afternoon snow into early evening. East winds may dry the air, producing only a trace or dusting in parts of the metro area. However, if 1-4" fall, the Portland evening commute would be a mess.
By Rod Hill on 03-Feb-14 05:17.
Arctic are will slowly arrive Tuesday and bring gusty east winds with cold air through Saturday & possibly Sunday. Coldest low temperatures will be near 10 degrees in out-lying areas Thursday and Friday mornings.
By Rod Hill on 01-Feb-14 04:49.
Arctic air is set to begin arriving Monday, across the Rockies and upper Midwest. Forecast models show the coldest air since early December spilling into western Washington and Oregon. The Celsius temperature contour map above shows air temperatures at 5,000 feet next Tuesday. If correct, the map ind
By Rod Hill on 13-Jan-14 01:08.
The weekend storm brings the first heavy moisture to our area since December 1st. Ski resorts are celebrating a solid base of snow on Mt.
By Rod Hill on 10-Jan-14 03:34.
Only one day, December 1st, has seen more than .50 inches of rain since a record setting storm dumped more than 3.00 inches at PDX the last three days of September. A strong cold front set to arrive before the daylight hours of Saturday shows promise of bringing needed heavy rainfall of an inch or more ove