Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday morning

By Rod Hill on 07-Oct-14 06:55.

A forecast for partly to mostly clear skies Tuesday overnight and early Wednesday morning should provide a decent view of this week's total Lunar Eclipse.

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September ties record for heat

By Rod Hill on 01-Oct-14 09:49.

September continued Portland's hot summer. Climate numbers from the National Weather Service show September tied the all-time PDX record for mean temperature of 67.6 degrees. The average low last month was 56.5 degrees, which was the 2nd warmest on record.

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2014 summer avoids extreme heat, but sets records

By Rod Hill on 23-Sep-14 19:17.

Today's cloudy, wet weather is perfect for the first full day of fall and a reminder that summer has ended. Despite the talk of a long dry summer, the record book will remember Portland's warm season has typically dry with a little bit of rain.

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Fall begins Monday, Sept. 22nd

By Rod Hill on 17-Sep-14 19:49.

Colors are changing and fall is near! Summer ends and autumn begins this coming Monday, September 22, at 7:29 p.m. local time with the Autumnal Equinox. On that day, the north and south pole will be equal distances towards the sun at 93.2 million miles away.

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Wildfire smoke blowing over Portland

By Rod Hill on 14-Sep-14 14:00.

 

The Visible Satellite photo clearly shows the smoke plume from the fire east of Estacada, blowing over the Willamette valley. If you look closely, you can see brown colors in the haze.

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August 2014 sets all-time temperature record!

By Rod Hill on 01-Sep-14 09:48.

August 2014 goes into the record book as the warmest ever at PDX!  The overall mean temperature of 73.1 degrees breaks the old record of 72.9 degrees, set back in 1967.

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HOT SUMMER FORECAST ON TRACK, WARM FALL EXPECTED

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.

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Summer on pace to be the hottest since 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

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Record July Rainfall

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.

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Portland Dry Season Has Begun

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

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