Summer Outlook 2016

By Rod Hill on 13-Apr-16 17:46.

After the sizzling summer of 2015, you may be wondering if this summer will be just as hot!  Last year set the all-time record with 29 days reaching 90 degrees or warmer.  The climate average is 11 days.

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Record high temps likely this week

By Rod Hill on 04-Apr-16 09:55.

Last Wednesday saw Portland reach 70 degrees for the first time this year.  The high of 74 degrees kicked-off a run of 70 degree warmth that lasted five days!  A similar, but warmer stretch of weather returns this Wednesday.

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El Nino Rain Set to End in April

By Rod Hill on 28-Mar-16 08:15.

Multiple reasons to project a drier than normal April and an end to soaking El Nino rains that produced the wettest winter on record at PDX!

The strong El Nino is weakening and all previous El Ninos of near similar strength saw wet winter months produce above normal rainfall in March but not in April.

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HIGH WINDS LIKELY SUNDAY

By Rod Hill on 12-Mar-16 10:12.

HIGH WIND WARNING SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 PM FOR THE COAST.

A WIND ADVISORY FOR THE VALLEY 12 NOON - 10:00 PM.  AREAS FROM EUGENE TO LONGVIEW WILL SEE GUSTY HIGH WINDS. PEAK SOUTH AND THEN WEST WINDS COULD REACH 45-55 MPH.

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Outlook calls for warm temperatures

By Rod Hill on 16-Feb-16 16:25.

 
Below is a letter I shared wth Mt.

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January rainfall adds to the surplus

By Rod Hill on 31-Jan-16 17:05.

Rainfall at PDX is 7.10" for the month of January.  Normal for the month is 4.88 inches.  The wet month gives Portland 30.52" of rainfall since the Water Year began back on October 1st.

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January rainfall on track for 7.00"

By Rod Hill on 19-Jan-16 21:04.

Tuesday's rainfall of more than .50 inches put PDX over 5.00" for the month as of January 19th. The average for the entire month is 4.88 inches.

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Winter - Spring Months Outlook

By Rod Hill on 13-Jan-16 17:08.

 
STRONG EL NINO YEARS:  1982-1983 & 1997-1998
Both seasons produced below normal rainfall in

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Battle Ground Tornado Confirmed

By Rod Hill on 10-Dec-15 20:12.

1115 AM     TORNADO          1 SSE BATTLE GROUND     45.77N 122.54W
 12/10/2015                   CLARK              WA   NWS STORM SURVEY
 
             NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO WITH WINDS 
             UP TO 104 MPH TOUCHED DOWN SOUTHWEST OF BATTLE GROUND 
             WASHINGTON AT ABOUT 1115 

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Record Rain Event Sets December Record

By Rod Hill on 09-Dec-15 08:03.

What began Sunday overnight, ended this morning, (Wednesday), with a cold front passage around 3:30 a.m.  Left behind are countless areas of flooding, mudslides, power outages and closures.  Here is the record list of rainfall at PDX:

1.  Monday Dec.

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