80 Degree Day

April 28, 2006

It wasn’t expected of course, but we finally hit 80 degrees today.  And that was without warm easterly winds!  We could have been 85 with the same atmosphere overhead plus offshore flow.

The big story tonight is the weak looking cold front offshore.  It may be weak, but there is a lot of cold air behind it.  The front should pass through NW Oregon during the daytime tomorrow, bringing a few showers, but no big soaking.  BUT, the double whammy of strong onshore flow plus a much colder airmass arriving by afternoon equals a good 20 degree drop in temperatures.

Even though the air flowing in Saturday afternoon is cold, it’s quite dry, so Sunday we start chilly, but end mild with a mostly sunny day.

A 2nd front moves through Monday for at least partly cloudy skies, but once again pretty dry.  Then it’s on to ridging Tuesday-Thursday or possibly Friday too.  One more round of warm summery weather coming then…Mark