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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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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