By Rod Hill on 06-Dec-13 20:32.
The forecast for light snow in Portland, likely snow at the coast and heavier amounts south of Salem turns out to be correct. The big surprise to this forecaster are the high amounts in the Coast Range near Corvallis. Below are the latest snow totals from the National Weather Service:
By Rod Hill on 04-Dec-13 16:53.
Portland's coldest fall night breaks two records! The temperature at PDX last evening dropped to 27 degrees, breaking a record of 28 degrees for December 3rd. The Weather Service confirms the coldest temp at the airport this morning was 22 degrees, breaking the record of 23, set back in 1972. Below are a f
By Rod Hill on 02-Dec-13 17:08.
December begins with heavy rain! 24-hour rainfall ended early Monday are listed below:
Hood River: 2.47"
By Rod Hill on 27-Nov-13 00:46.
The first low snow levels of the season are set to arrive before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to an end. Motorists should realize conditions will be dry to start holiday travels, but turn stormy for the drive home.
By Rod Hill on 22-Nov-13 02:55.
Comet ISON has been billed as the "comet of the century." Recent observations indicate the comet is increasing brightness and should be a naked eye object in the coming days. As of November 19th, the comet was less than 43 million miles from the Sun and will be within Mercury's obit on November 23rd.
By Rod Hill on 21-Oct-13 08:35.
Sunday was day 8 and counting of the amazing dry streak. What's more is that forecast models continue to show possible dry weather through the end of the month! If so, the dry streak could reach 20 days, lasting through November 1st.
So far, PDX has seen measurable rainfall 6 days this month.&n
By Rod Hill on 18-Oct-13 16:56.
A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place this evening. Our skies will be clear but the timing of the sky show will take place mostly before the moon rises here on the west coast. The eclipse will begin at 2:51 pm local time with peak coverage of the moon by the earth's shadow at 4:50 and the conclusion of
By Rod Hill on 03-Oct-13 04:57.
Neutral enso conditions are projected for the 2nd year in a row. The "neutral" state refers to near normal equatorial Pacific water temperatures. My winter forecast projection is for the months of November, December, January, February and March. The research I have compiled focuses on neutral seasons
By Rod Hill on 30-Sep-13 16:35.
Our late September storm was as fierce as advertised. Weekend rain totals at PDX reached 2.69 inches, setting daily rainfall records for both Saturday and Sunday. As of midnight Sunday night, the airport had 5.06 inches of September rain, which breaks the old PDX all-time record of 4.30 inches, set back in
By Rod Hill on 29-Sep-13 04:47.
The first of two weekend storm fronts brings heavy rains and damaging wind. As of 7:30 Saturday evening, PDX reports .96 inches of rain, bringing the monthly total to 3.33 inches. The all-time September PDX rainfall record is 4.30 inches back in 1986. The airport reported peak south sustained winds o