Drew is off tonight, so I’m on fill-in duty. So a brief blog tonight for my weather friends.
Very impressive afternoon temperature-wise. 95 at PDX was the final number (and a perfect high temp forecast) for today. That’s day #21 above 90 this year at PDX. We should do it once again tomorrow since there’s no sign of an impending marine push. The east wind lasted a bit longer than I expected. In fact I think I say that everytime we finish an east wind event. But gradient is finally down to less than 1 mb PDX-DLS. I expect flat gradient more or less through daybreak, then 2-3mb westerly tomorrow afternoon for you windsurfers. Looks like one more day at or slightly above 90, the a cooldown well into the 80’s for Monday. I am a little concerned that SW wind has made it to Eugene this evening, but I’ve been fooled in the past by a somewhat strong but very shallow marine push. Sometimes these mix out easily the next day for 5 degrees or less of cooling.
Differing long range forecast from GFS & ECMWF for the rest of next week. ECMWF has a trough coming through next Friday, GFS does not. But warm/dry at least through Thursday with very little marine cloudiness (if any) making it inland…Mark