Record Cold and More Rain To Come
Just a quick post this afternoon. By now you all know it has been VERY chilly and VERY wet over the last 72 hours. In fact, both Portland and Vancouver have seen record cold and record wet conditions. Yesterday set a new temperature record in Portland. It was not only the coldest daytime high on record for the date at PDX, it was also the coldest daytime high for this late in the season. The previous coldest daytime high for this late in the season at PDX was 50 degrees set on May 10th. Yesterday’s high was 50 degrees at PDX. Buuuurrr! Portland and Vancouver are also nearing 2″ of rainfall in just the past two days. How about the holiday weekend? I bet a lot of you have plans with family and friends. I would plan on more of the same, however it will slowly begin to dry out over the weekend. Sunday and Monday look better than Friday and Saturday at this point. Temperatures will warm from the 50’s to the mid-60’s, but not much higher than that over the upcoming holiday weekend. After a record dry late winter and early spring, we are paying the price now and it appears that we will see more of the same again next week. Never fear, summer will arrive right on queue, about July 5th.
Steve Pierce, President
Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
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