Warm Dry Weather To Continue
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the amazing weekend weather. I know I sure did. Temperatures across the metro area were at or near record levels. A few cities set new records over the weekend. Just one more day of temps in the 80’s locally before a slight cool down for the middle of the week with temps back down into the 70’s. Models are wanting to build the ridge of high pressure back into the Pacific Northwest for the end of the week. Depending on the exact location of the ridge we could be anywhere from warm (75 degrees or so) to downright hot (85-90 degrees). The details will become clear in the next day or two. The one thing I DO NOT see is any rain through this entire week. This will continue the near record dry spell we have been experiencing for quite some time now. It could end up being a VERY dry spring and summer across the entire Pacific Northwest. This month reminds me of May 1992 when we had several rounds of hot weather, maxing out at 100 degrees at the end of the month that year. We could be in for another May 1992 repeat! It might be time to get those sprinkler systems turned on early this year? Look for a cool down over the weekend as a trough of low pressure passes by, bringing the threat of a few showers, especially Sunday. But as we have seen in the recent past, things can change and there is plenty of time to take those Mother’s Day showers out of the forecast. That’s the latest for now.
Steve Pierce, President
Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
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