Spring outlook calls for warm temperatures

By Rod Hill on 25-Mar-15 20:57.

The spring outlook calls for above normal temperatures to continue through the month of June. The outlook map from NOAA, shows warm weather color coded in brown tones across much of the western United States.

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Does in like a lamb, always mean out like a lion?

By Rod Hill on 06-Mar-15 10:46.

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Portland sets record for warmest winter!

By Rod Hill on 01-Mar-15 08:37.

PORTLAND SETS RECORD FOR WARMEST WINTER SEASON AND WARMEST FEBRUARY!

Portland (PDX) sets record for the warmest meteorological winter on record. The period measured is December 1st through the end of February.

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Mt. Hood Snowpack In Need of Spring Snow

By Rod Hill on 25-Feb-15 09:47.

Mt. Hood resorts are hopeful of at least 8" of new snow in time for this weekend! This resorts are still hoping for a good Spring Break season, but the clock is ticking. The Mt. Hood test site reports 30 inches of snow on the ground, that would melt into just over 13" of stored water.

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February on record pace!

By Rod Hill on 14-Feb-15 19:25.

At the half way point, February has set a record high temperature, been above normal all but the first day of the month and is on a sizzling pace of 6 degrees warmer than the 30-year average! If the current pace of warm temperatures continues, we could be experiencing the warmest February on record for Portland.

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Boston equals Mt. Hood Meadows snow season!

By Rod Hill on 10-Feb-15 09:51.

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January finishes warm, but not close to record

By Rod Hill on 01-Feb-15 13:56.

January finishes above normal at PDX, but not warm enough to make the list of top five months.

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Mt. Hood In Need of Heavy Snow

By Rod Hill on 26-Jan-15 20:53.

If February on Mt. Hood gets off to a warm and dry start, the lack of snow at resorts will become an increasingly large story, not to mention unusual for this time of year.

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Valley water year in good shape, Mt. Hood needs snow

By Rod Hill on 19-Jan-15 11:46.

Weekend rainfall sets daily record at PDX and keeps Portland on track for a normal water year. Saturday's rainfall of 1.80" was the 2nd wettest day of this water year, only behind the 1.88" that fell on October 22nd.

Of course precipitation news is not as good on Mt. Hood.

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Heavy Rain Across Washington

By Rod Hill on 04-Jan-15 10:18.

A tropical plume of moisture will push inland Sunday Jan. 4th and Sunday night, dumping heavy rain across much of western Washington.  Heaviest rainfall will likely be north toward Seattle, but inches of rain could fall over the Willapa Hills near the Columbia River and across much of Cowlitz county.

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