Windy, Smoky, & Hot

Snapshot_7Very impressive offshore flow today, which was well forecast by models.  Looks like 6.7mb was the peak easterly gradient from PDX-DLS this morning.  Our RPM handled that well.  Here are the peak wind gusts across the central/north/east sides of the metro area.  Larch Mountain in Washington had the strongest wind with a 52 mph gust.
At 8pm the gradient has decreased to 4 mb.  It should hang close to there through tomorrow morning, which will allow the wind to go calm most spots except right near the Gorge.  Of course the spots that stay windy will be VERY warm tonight, probably staying above 70 degrees.  But PDX should drop well into the 60s.
PDX did just barely hit 90 today, which is day #20 above 90 this summer.  Interesting to note that August was pretty much near normal, despite a record-tying 8 days above 90.  The cool midweek days brought the average down apparently.  I notice our model (and others) show no onshore push through Sunday afternoon.  There is never more than 2-3 mb. Astoria to Pasco through Sunday afternoon.  So 90-95 is the rule the next 2 days in the metro area, just without the wind.

Enjoy the last hot weekend of summer, it’s unlikely we’ll see another 90-95 degree weekend again this year.

60 Responses to Windy, Smoky, & Hot

  1. Andrew says:

    Yuck, just got back from sitting all day in 95+ degree heat during the Duck game down in Eugene.

  2. Andrew says:

    Yuck, just got back from sitting all day in 95+ degree heat during the Duck game down in Eugene.

  3. Derek Hodges says:

    Thats like the first time all summer we were even within the same degree during a “heat wave” lol. I guess reseting the thermo fixed the temp but who wants to spend over 200 for just that when everything else is broke. Oh well, enough complaining I will just work on that problem. haha No rain threat so nothing to talk about anyway.

  4. Droppin says:

    94.2 here Derek was my high.

  5. Derek Hodges says:

    My thermometer said a high of 94.1.

  6. Derek Hodges says:

    Anyway now 21 days above 90 for the year.

  7. Derek Hodges says:

    Yeah, at the first chance of even a flake people are going to go crazy over it. I think I will return it and just get a thermometer and raingauge and call that good.

  8. Jesse says:

    Imagine how busy the blog will be then, if it’s been this busy in slow weather

  9. Jesse says:

    Soon our days of having to grasp at every little hope of thunderstorms for weather excitement will be over, when those real pacific storms start rolling in, and then maybe, in a couple months, some good old fashioned arctic surface fronts, I can’t wait!!

  10. Derek Hodges says:

    By reseting it I may have corrected my temp. It only changes by normal amounts but it says my humidity is 9% and the wind is still wrong.

  11. Derek Hodges says:

    By reseting it I may have corrected my temp. It only changes by normal amounts but it says my humidity is 9% and the wind is still wrong.

  12. Benjamin Monjay says:

    I’ve had to return everything but the display with mine and the rain guage is out again!

  13. Benjamin Monjay says:

    14% in Forest Grove!

  14. Jesse says:

    Mine is at 19% here, the highest I could find in the immediate area is 28% in Felida

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