Mt. Hood Snowpack at Record Low for Mid-December

By Rod Hill on 17-Dec-14 08:57.

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Strongest Portland Wind Since 1981

By Rod Hill on 15-Dec-14 21:00.

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Possible Thursday Strong Winds

By Rod Hill on 10-Dec-14 09:59.

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Dry November wipes out October surplus

By Rod Hill on 02-Dec-14 20:31.

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Strong East Winds To Set Up Possible Freezing Rain

By Rod Hill on 29-Nov-14 19:41.

Sunday's strong east winds, gusting 40-50 mph near the gorge and along the Columbia and possibly blowing to 70 mph at Crown Point will bring in dry air, allowing cold, freezing temperatures Sunday night.

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High Snow Levels, Good News for Holiday Travel

By Rod Hill on 25-Nov-14 09:27.

A warm front has brought mild temperatures and high snow levels near 8,000 feet to our region! The news is good for holiday travelers who will find mountain passes with bare pavement and above freezing temperatures even at night through Thanksgiving morning.

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Killing Frost on Schedule

By Rod Hill on 15-Nov-14 12:28.

This morning's hard freeze and killing frost is the first of the fall season. Portland did dip to 32 degrees back on November 12th, marking the first light freeze of the season. Unofficial low temperatures this morning include: 28 degrees at PDX, 21 at Hillsboro, Scappoose and Ridgefield.

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HIGH WIND WARNING FOR METRO VALLEY

By Rod Hill on 10-Nov-14 16:16.


The National Weather Service has issued a HIGH WIND WARNING for Tuesday & Wednesday across the Portland metro.  Strong east wind gusts may reach 50-60 mph.  Areas near the Columbia River and the east of I-5 will see the strongest winds.  Power outages and down trees will be possible.

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Warmest October on Record!

By Rod Hill on 01-Nov-14 14:32.

With a mean temperature of 60.1 degrees, October 2014 becomes the warmest all time at PDX.  (Records began in 1940)

The average high for the month was 68 degrees, which is third warmest all time.

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Rod's Winter Forecast 2014-2015

By Rod Hill on 24-Oct-14 16:24.

Before I begin, let me remind you that our wet weather since October 11th was not projected. In fact, October was forecast to see below normal rainfall. To date, Portland is on track to see more than 4.00" of total rainfall for the month, well above the climate average of 3.00 inches.

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