Perseid Meteor Shower

By Rod Hill on 12-Aug-15 08:09.

Sunset tonight will be 8:23 and we should have a mix of partly cloudy skies or mostly clear conditions unless late day Cascade thunderstorms develop and throw cloud cover back over the metro valley. Experts say to look low in the northeast sky shortly after sunset.

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2nd Warmest July on Record! (2015)

By Rod Hill on 01-Aug-15 13:10.

July continues Portland's trend of hot summer weather!  The average high, low and mean temperatures at PDX for the month were all the second warmest on record:

AVERAGE HIGH:  86.7 - 6.1 degrees above normal

AVERAGE LOW:  61.1 - 3.3 degrees above normal

AVERAGE MEAN:  73.9  -

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HEAT WAVE WILL COME CLOSE TO RECORD

By Rod Hill on 28-Jul-15 11:40.

FORECAST UPDATE JULY 29TH:  FORECAST MODELS SHOW POSSIBLE 100 DEGREE TEMPS THURSDAY & FRIDAY, FOLLOWED BY 90s THIS WEEKEND.  MONDAY - TUESDAY COOL DOWN MAY BE "FOOLS GOLD", MEANING HOT AIR MAY STICK AROUND INTO TUESDAY.

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June 2015 sets all-time records

By Rod Hill on 01-Jul-15 11:41.

It comes as little surprise that JUNE 2015 was the warmest on record at PDX in nearly every category!  

Here is the list of records:

1.  Highest average maxium temperature:  82.7 degrees, 9 degrees above normal.

2.

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Dry Spring, Early Heat Wave Sets Records

By Rod Hill on 10-Jun-15 11:18.

Portland and Salem are grabbing a spot in weather history for what some may say are all the wrong reasons. A combination of dry weather and near record hot temperatures so early in what is called meteorological summer may have bad consequences down the road as fire season looms.

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Dry May, Wet Start to June 2015 Good News!

By Rod Hill on 02-Jun-15 08:14.

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Portland likely to enjoy a comfortable 2015 summer

By Rod Hill on 05-May-15 17:08.

Despite warm temperatures last winter, Portland will likely see a comfortable, Northwest summer! The National Weather Service projects above normal temperatures for all of the west through July and likely into August.

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Freezing Temps Likely Over, The Growing Season Begins!

By Rod Hill on 16-Apr-15 13:24.

Beautiful sunshine has returned along with expected 70 degree temperatures into the first of next week. Warmer overnight temps in the 40s are also in the forecast for the next 7 days. After that, the final days of April look wet with west breezes.

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Outlook calls for two weeks of cool, wet weather

By Rod Hill on 31-Mar-15 09:35.

Colder spring weather has arrived! A cold front last night dropped snow levels to 3,000 feet, bringing wintry travel conditions to Government Camp as shown on the ODOT camera this morning. Timberline Lodge reports 5" of snow with more on the way! Heaviest snow showers could produce a snow mix near 2,000 feet.

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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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