Chilly and Wet

SnapshotI haven’t paid all that close attention to the rafinfall totals this year (since the New Year).  We definitely calmed down rainfall-wise after early December didn’t we?  Hard to believe we’ve had 28" of rain at PDX since the wet season began.  But even tougher to believe that 28" of rain fell at Bonneville Dam in just ONE MONTH (November).  They have had about 6 feet of rain this wet season!  You didn’t see the graphic to the left at the beginning of the 10pm show because I pressed the button too fast.  It happens…
So it’s good to know that climatologically we are just about done with the steady rainfall.  Generally April and May are lighter rainfall months with rainy periods mixed in with increasingly warmer sunny periods.  Yes, yes, I know that some years we can have 2 weeks of straight rain in either month, but other years (last year) we can have a sustained warm/sunny period.  The 2nd half of April and 1st half of May were mild, dry, and mostly sunny last year.
Of course our 7 day forecast now takes us through the beginning of April, and it doesn’t look soaking wet, just wet at times.  Models are all over the place after Friday, so hopefully the sunny forecast will hold…Mark

12 Responses to Chilly and Wet

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

    Make that 55mph now

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

    Windy day here today. Just got a 52mph wind gust with winds sustained at 30-35mph

  3. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    Sure rub it in Sean, LOL. Heatwave now up to 43.

  4. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    Man, I’m sorry to hear that 41 and Drizzle Gregg.. LOL
    I’ve got 79 and partly cloudy skies.. Almost near another record high today

  5. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    Hey, where is the 50’s we were supposed to have today. Sitting at 41 with drizzle.

  6. Corey says:

    What’s with all the wind all of sudden? I live in Banks and it’s been gusting here since around 12:30pm. I don’t have a weather station but I’d say it’s coming from the northwest with gusts in the upper 20’s low 30’s.

  7. kirk says:

    Hey all early this AM we had snow mixed in the rain up here. Still only 39.5 now. I was suprised to see slushy rain hitting my windsheild this morning.

  8. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    I’ve definitely been enjoying the 75-80 temps over the last few days. Though it looks like by the weekend your storm system will be moving through here. Which will result in temps dropping back to normal, in which normal is 55.
    Hopefully will see some good severe weather with this system.

  9. AtmosphericWrath -Southeast Portland- says:

    Thank you for the update Mark. I agree with the rest of you I could go for a week of 65-75F.

  10. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    Thanks for the update Mark. I’m ready for sunny and warm.

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

    Thanks for the update Mark!

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