Friday Night Quick Hit

Snapshot_16I’ve got to update the overnight lows due to less cloud cover than expected this evening, so this is going to be a short blog.  Looks like very light showers or sprinkles tomorrow midday-evening.  Then the weak system pushes north.  Very warm atmosphere comes in with the moisture too.  Freezing levels climb to 10,000′ for Sunday and Monday.  With sunshine and no east wind we should easily make it to 55.  00z MM5 puts us up to 60 Monday afternoon!
Next week we are in a pretty obvious split flow  on the West Coast.  Very weak weather systems with the brunt of the moisture heading into California.  No chance for snow in the next 7 days, which puts us into the middle of February.   So let’s take a look back at the good old days.  Do you realize it’s been 12 years since we’ve seen snow in February in Portland?  Hard to believe but true…Mark

74 Responses to Friday Night Quick Hit

  1. Jesse says:

    Wow, it was 70 at Horse Creek RAWS(Remote Automated Weather Station)at 3,400 ft in the Cascade foothills east of Salem today. I wonder how plants will react, considering it was in the 50s there yesterday and will only be in the 40s tomorrow and in the 20s and 30s with snow later on this week at that location.

  2. Derek Hodges says:

    I think that once there is no chance of snow we should get some nice 70 degree days followed by my thunderstorm.

  3. timmy - scappoose says:

    850mb temps should drop tomorrow dramatically. so good news for ski areas, some at least.

  4. Mat says:

    Down to a whopping 48 even. Wish we could have gotten some of that bitter cold they have back east. We’ll see snow again this winter, just hope its sooner than later. The sun isn’t getting any lower in the sky.
    Where is everyone tonight?

  5. jake says:

    all i know is they are in desparate need of cooler temps and more snow up at the mountain. TIMBERLINE of all places made it to 57 today, thats ridicules for this time of year.

  6. Mat says:

    Looks to me like the stormy pattern is coming back. That can only be good news for us snow lovers. A mild 50.5 here right now with 66% humidity.

  7. Derek Hodges says:

    Yeah I know, I was implying some time this spring or summer. Maybe thats a bit extreme but oh well.

  8. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    It seems that tomorrow will be quite interesting to say the least. Looking for 3-6″ of snow tomorrow, with such a high ratio 15:1 up to 20:1 it will be a really dry snow. Since the temps will only make it to 15 or so tomorrow, good thing is the winds will be calm tomorrow. So no worries hopefully about ground blizzard conditions.
    Only looks like I’m going to reach about 7 (maybe a quick hit to 8) today. Then heading back down towards -4F for the low tonight.

  9. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    Derek – Need to wait at least a few more weeks..

  10. sam /N. Clark co. says:

    Derek–I personally hope your imagination doesn’t become reality–scarey!! LOL

  11. Snowhound says:

    -4 F. in my home town in Wisconsin right now with a high of 1 expected.
    I kind of miss that. Am I crazy?

  12. Andrew---Ellensburg, Wa and Portrland, Or says:

    IGES still showing snow for the 17th and 18th…
    http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~mnelsen/mrfiges.htm

  13. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    First morning above 40 in weeks, E wind is back, with high clouds, hopefully will get to 60 today here in Troutdale

  14. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    Well, first off what a great game last night! By the time the game was over, it was around 3F, but people still poured into downtown streets last night (briefly) to celebrate the win. Super bowl merchandise is also just flying off of shelves, the local sporting goods store was open until about 2am this morning selling (shirt, hats, etc.) absolutely crazy if you tell me. The parade is going to be this afternoon, but it’s going to be COLD with only a high of 9F.
    Currently sitting at -4F and wind chill running between -20F to -25F (this is the coldest weather I’ve ever experienced). Let me tell you, it’s freaking cold outside. Actually has resulted in a 2 hour delay for pretty much every school in Central Indiana. Though kids may end up with a snow day on Wednesday, expecting around 3-5 inches of snow during the day tomorrow.
    Have a great day everyone!

  15. Derek-West Gresham says:

    I’m sort of hoping that we get a very unstable airmass with perfect placement of a low and whatever to get a severe batch of thunderstorms to roar up and over the cascades into Portland and drop tennis ball sized hail, inches of rain, 80mph winds, tornadoes and anything else! Maybe thats better in my imagination but who knows huh. 🙂

  16. I hate to be a naysayer…cause I love snow…but the IGES in lala land is showing 35 degrees as the *coldest* temp during the “snow” period. Due to the fact that the temperature points are spread out by about 12 hours on the extended, one might infer that temperatures can get colder or warmer by a few degrees than what it shows. So we’re talking a *low* of 32, if we’re lucky, and a high of probably close to 40. Adding to that, there is also a westerly breeze, and also the fact that the GFS, which the IGES is based on, usually predicts colder temps than are actually seen. Therefore, if lala land were to come into the shorter range IGES chart, and if my calculations are correct, all I see is some moderatly chilly rain with highs in the low to mid 40s and lows in the upper 30s. And we all know how lala land likes to flip flop.
    Sorry to get everyone’s hopes up 😦
    Maybe we will get some awesome thunderstorms in the next few months! 🙂

  17. jake says:

    somewhat encouraged, 3 runs in a row moving snow towards portland on the 17th. Still not much to get exiceted over untill it gets into the first frame

  18. Lalalalala land 🙂 I think I’m just ready for some 70 degree sunshine. Bring on spring!!!

  19. Andrew---Ellensburg, Wa and Portrland, Or says:

    Latest IGES moves the snow forward and gives portland around 8-9 inches of snow.
    http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~mnelsen/mrfiges.htm

  20. JoeLo says:

    57.1 high in LO.

  21. John says:

    High of 64 in Aloha – Beautiful day!!

  22. Tyler in Vancouver says:

    If you got by MIA reports, just over 1/3″ of rain fell during the game, one of the wetter ones I remember of late.
    Tyler

  23. Andrew---Ellensburg, Wa and Portrland, Or says:

    Oh and COLTS WIN BABY!!!!!!

  24. Andrew---Ellensburg, Wa and Portrland, Or says:

    It rained moderatly heavy during that game for almost all of it. I think somewhere in the range of .50-.75 maybe (although that might be a little high).

  25. allison says:

    would any of you sports nuts happen to know just how much rain fell during the super bowl game?

  26. wendy-silverlake says:

    Andrew, got you beat. Gonna be leaving Portland for Vegas on the 12th. With my luck it will snow that day. So I think your good for Friday, it won’t be nastly untill either Sunday night or Monday morning.

  27. kirk says:

    Gregg ya it looks good for snow in SUPER LA LA LAND hour 384. Hey best thing I’ve seen in the models forever. Come on winter one more blast you big sissy!! Dont let spring kick your ass!!

  28. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    55.2 here, with a slight E wind.

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