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June Outlook Updated, Pushes Back Hot Weather

By Rod Hill on 2020-06-01

The updated June outlook from the National Weather Service pushes back the call for hot weather until July.  Forecast models show mainly comfortable days in the 70s through the first two weeks of our new month.  Total rainfall over the 30 days could average near the climate normal of 1.70 inches. 

The map shows the Northwest in the EC zone which stands for equal chance or no confidence for hot or cool temperatures.  The green shade clearly shows the chance for normal to above rainfall.  

Of course a lack of hot days in the 90s and at least periodic rain showers could go a long way to delaying the start of wildfire season.  

Rod Hill

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Fire Weather Watch

By Rod Hill on 2020-04-16

Sunny skies, 70s and breezy east winds return today. The combination, along with our very dry March and April have prompted a Fire Weather Watch this afternoon and evening for the Willamette Valley and much of southwest Washington. Please refrain from open burning and keep an eye. Any grass fire could quickly spread.