Cold Days Ahead

May 25, 2006

Sorry for the lack of info last night, I felt kind of well…crappy.  A rare late May cold, must be due to the weather.

Record "low" highs the next 2 days are 56 & 57 degrees at PDX, and I think it’ll be close.  Very cold airmass is moving onshore this evening, partially evidenced by the showers continuing well past sunset and more showers showing up on radar offshore.  Tomorrow should be a busy weather day, but not severe, as cold unstable air combines with sunbreaks to bring us lots of convection.  Freezing level bottoms out near 4,000′ the next 2 mornings for flurries in the passes, but no accumulation.

Beginning Sunday the airmass moderates to a bit more reasonable, but still cool, for this time of the year.  I also noticed tonight that we could easily see another .50-1.00" the next 3 days in the lowlands, which will push our May rainfall well above normal.  So much for the "early fire season" talk eh? 

Stay warm the next few days and keep putting out the slug bait!  Mark Nelsen