Wow…That’s Hot!

The well forecast number of 102 degrees was achieved this afternoon at PDX.  That makes it the hottest June day in Portland history, and the hottest since the 103 in July 2 years ago.  Kudos to Drew Jackson for being right on Friday evening.  He had a forecast of 100 & 102 for Sunday-Monday.  It ended up at 101 & 102.  I think that’s pretty good 2-3 days out!

A weak marine push tonight as gradients are just switching to westerly through the Gorge at 5pm and cool air begins spilling through the Coast Range gaps.  I’m a little concerned that the push may be shallow and we only drop 10 degrees tomorrow, instead of the 15 I’m forecasting (a high of 87).

A stronger push tomorrow night gives us brief morning clouds Wednesday and cooler temps.

I really think the big story though is our sudden switch to summer ridging.  Most years we don’t get consistently warm & dry weather until after the 4th of July.  This year ridging began last week and not a single model has precipitation or cooler than normal temps in the next 7-10 days.  Which means "summer" will have started 3-4 weeks earlier this year than last year.  More on that on tonight’s weathercast…Mark

69 Responses to Wow…That’s Hot!

  1. Justin says:

    Ridge will briefly begin to deamplify itself, but NWS says {I haven’t really looked at models yet} that thermal trough in B.C. will bring the area a SW flow, so moisture return should spark convection far to the south and east of the Cascades, not looking like anything special for here though.

  2. Justin says:

    I live in Brush Prairie up in Clark County, far outside any urban heat island.

  3. Droppin says:

    88.8 here. I’m liking what I am seeing on water vapor as far as convection moving northward end of the week through the weekend.

  4. Andrew says:

    where do you live again justin?

  5. Justin says:

    Realitively balmy 86 here, not too bad. May get a degree or two over Mark’s forecast for me, still feels alright out there though.

  6. Andrew says:

    93.7 now

  7. Dmitri K says:

    Yeah 92 also in Oregon City.

  8. Andrew says:

    Much warmer today then most people forcasted…already 92 at my home in sw portland.

  9. Justin says:

    Look like cirrocumulus, why?

  10. hanson says:

    whqat kind of clouds are those in east portland??????

  11. alex says:

    low this morning got to 68

  12. alex says:

    wheather channel saying isolated t-storms on friday

  13. Justin says:

    Today is actually 10,000 times better. 74.6 right now, where as it was already 91 at this time yesterday.

  14. -100F says:

    78F at 10:10 AM…I really hate this hot

  15. Justin says:

    Lets see if PDX can get below 68 by midnight, looks to be a ‘cold’ one out there getting down into the mid-upper 50’s.
    And my extremes for the year are 100 yesterday and 14 on February 19, an 86 degree difference.

  16. lip balm says:

    guys get this. i was watching chanel 8 news i think last night and they put up a map of the official highs around portland. and the official high for where i live which is tigard was 106!!! 106 wow i knew it felt warm out!

  17. Derek Hodges says:

    Let me clarify something as well, 68 is the all time high june low lol. Anyway cya all in a week.

  18. Derek Hodges says:

    The official low was 67-68 I believe. If it was actually 68 we tied the record low this morning.

  19. Sean says:

    Well, I had a comfortable evening yesterday. Had a storm sit and redevelop over my area last night for about 2 hours. So pretty vivid lightning and some heavy rain. Went from 85 at 6pm to 65 by 8pm, so it was a pretty good night.
    At least today it will be a bit cooler for you guys today, only in the low-to-mid 90’s.

  20. Droppin says:

    Ok 12:06 AM, 80.4 this is ridiculous. By far the warmest night of all-time here.

  21. Droppin says:

    11:39 PM, 81.5 YUCK

  22. Dmitri K says:

    lol I had the robot warning a couple times too. good night.

  23. Derek Hodges says:

    your lucky. well I got to get some rest after the last couple days..or try. night everyone
    BTW I am tired of being accused of being a robot on this sight hahaha….you know what I mean

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