Winter Storm Likely Thursday

By Rod Hill on 06-Dec-16 10:48.

WINTER STORM CONDITIONS LIKELY THURSDAY FOR PORTLAND BUT SALEM MAY SEE ONLY RAIN

Gusty east winds blowing out of the gorge will pick up Wednesday afternoon and blow through the day Thursday.  Wind gusts near the gorge may reach 50 mph.  The east wind will play a role in setting up cold temperatures as

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SUNDAY DEC. 4, UPDATE FOR WINTRY WEATHER

By Rod Hill on 30-Nov-16 03:23.

A long stretch of possible winter weather at times Monday morning through Thursday.  Monday is looking to be likely rain for the city center of Portland.  A snow mix may be sighted, but ground temps at lowest elevations will hold above 32 degrees and roadways will simply stay wet.

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"SUPER MOON" to be covered by clouds & rain

By Rod Hill on 13-Nov-16 16:03.

When is the Moon a Super Moon?

 

Originally, the term "Super Moon" was used by astronomers to describe a full Moon when it is within 90% of its closest approach to Earth, in any given orbit.

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October sets all-time rain record

By Rod Hill on 31-Oct-16 08:46.

On this final day of October 2016, much of the Willamette Valley is setting all-time records for total October rainfall and the number of days with measurable rainfall, meaning .01" or more in a calendar day.  Below are new total rainfall records, which will be added to through the midnight hour of October

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Highest Winds Likely Over

By Rod Hill on 15-Oct-16 15:59.

What was expected to be our typical wind event has likely peaked as of 3:30 this afternoon with the main surface front pushing through.  Gusty winds at times will continue into tonight.  Tens of thousands have lost power at times and multiple reports of downed trees are scattered across the valley.

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WINTER OUTLOOK 2016-2017

By Rod Hill on 18-Sep-16 13:45.

Before I announce my projection for the winter of 2016-2017, here is a quick word as to where we are coming from.  Last winter was as expected, a strong El Nino pattern that produced a healthy snowpack on Mt.

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Portland Hot Weekend Sets Records

By Rod Hill on 06-Jun-16 08:43.

Portland's (PDX) hot weekend sets records both days for warm low temperatures and hot afternoons.  Below are the new records: 

Saturday:  Record high - low temperature of 63 degrees.  The afternoon high was 98 degrees. 

Sunday:  Record high - low temperature of 66 degrees.

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Mercury to pass in front of the sun!

By Rod Hill on 08-May-16 18:21.

Mercury Transit Viewing at OMSI

A rare celestial event called a transit of Mercury is set to transpire on Monday, May 9,2016.

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2016 - Warmest April on Record at PDX

By Rod Hill on 02-May-16 03:06.

It may come as little surprise, that PDX set the all - time record for being the warmest April!  Records go back to October of 1940.  The month set 7 individual temperature records for warm air & now holds the record in all three monthly temperature averages for April.  Here at the numbers:

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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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