A Perfect July Weekend

Snapshot[1] For the first time since Monday morning, the temperature at Brookings this evening has dropped below 70 degrees!  Take a look at the numbers on the image.  This would be amazing in Portland, let alone right beside a cold Pacific Ocean.  It’s interesting that when we look back at big heatwaves in Oregon, this week wouldn’t even show up as one.  Except in Brookings it’ll be remembered as the hottest week ever!


For this upcoming weekend, it appears to be perfect weather for outdoor activities near water.  Temps near or above 90 both days, sunshine from sunrise to sunset, and low humidity.


Not much else to say except we’ll be a bit more “troughy” by the middle of next week.  Models have been all over the place for location, depth, and timing of a trough nearby.  A general trend I THINK I’m seeing is the tendency for models to continue backing off on intensity.  So over the last few days the 850mb temp forecast for much of next week keeps rising.  Remember that two nights ago I had some high temps quite close to 70 degrees.  Now I don’t see it getting much below 80 degrees for highs.  No sign of rain either…Mark Nelsen

223 Responses to A Perfect July Weekend

  1. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Must be*
    Good night all.

  2. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Kelso and Corvallis both 68…
    We are getting a double whammy marine push. 1st from the NW and secondly the SW.
    I was surprised to see Astoria still reporting clear skies. The marine layer just be very shallow along the North Coast, if there is one.

  3. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Took some convincing for me, but yep I believe it now… I welcome it… I want 64 F by midnight and fans in the windows…. Nice comfy night of sleeping, then a cooler house tomorrow.

  4. Luvry says:

    Well, looks like the marine push is definetely here…humidity up 10% in last half hour to 34%, temp down 5 degrees in the last half hour, solid NW winds have been blowing for 45 minutes 10-16 mph, BRING IT ON!!! Ok, that was my third post this hour about the same thing, just excited for cooler weather πŸ™‚ MY BAD!

  5. Luvry says:

    Humidity rising, WNW wind definetely picking up, maybe this is what we’ve all been waiting for. Temp dropping quickly as well.

  6. Luvry says:

    Wind has picked up from the NW in just the last few mins…hopefully we cool off tonight!

  7. Mike (Sweet Home) says:

    73Β° at Corvallis airport, bring it on.
    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/mwmap.php?map=pqr

  8. The Triforce says:

    7:00pm report at 7:37pm. It’s 84F! It dropped fast. How’s that for a mini heat-wave? Is the marine layer coming in right now?

  9. The Triforce says:

    Thanks Rob your like one of the best. πŸ˜€ As Sir Topham Hat from Thomas and Friends will say: “You are a really useful engine and I am proud of you”
    Don’t know who the heck Thomas the Tank Engine is then search it with your friend Wiki BUT FIRST: The olders seaons where actually the better ones. 1-7 Try those first before you make your opinion.
    Now back on topic: I am sitting at 95.8F very hot outside and you guys claim a heat-wave is coming. This is darn hot to me. I have blue skies yonder. Too bad I can’t fly on my blog machine. The heat will prevent any lift on the retractable wings. 😦

  10. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Triforce, that is a good idea indeed and yep I have noticed the marine layer not showing up… I am also not convinced it will flood inland late tonight/tomorrow morning…. I’ll be keeping an eye on it.

  11. The Triforce says:

    “Chalk it up to typepad
    Maybe Mark could inherit Jim Little’s forum site. Very user friendly and allows you to embed photos, charts, etc.
    Jim’s site has seen very little (no pun intended) activity in the last year or so. Very popular at one time.
    http://jimlittle.net/cgi-bin/bulletinboard/YaBB.pl
    Posted by: Mike (Sweet Home) | Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 02:08 PM
    I apologize for that…
    Posted by: Atmospheric Wrath |”
    So typepad is having fun again? and I love the idea of having a forum like Jim Little but I am not as well known here so my ideas are probably mute. 😦
    Back to the weather which I wish was wetter:
    I had a high of….. (drumroll) 96F :O WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! MUCH warmer then forcasted. Anyone noticed a trend since the weekend where they have been pushing the marine layer off ONE day EVERY day? Really? Yeah. I really doubt the marine layer is going to do much tomorrow too if we get it AT ALL.

  12. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    92.2 ….
    BIG cool down πŸ™‚

  13. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    And back down to 93.1…
    Looks like my high was 94.5

  14. Andrew from Portland, OR and Ellensburg, WA says:

    *made a big error* is what i meant. Time to slow down when typing haha.

  15. Andrew from Portland, OR and Ellensburg, WA says:

    oh wow, big a big error haha. I meant to type Seattle, My bad haha

  16. Mike (Sweet Home) says:

    That report of 81Β° in Seaside is surprising with lots of other coastal temps in the 60’s

  17. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Now I am 94.2 and climbing.

  18. Andrew from Portland, OR and Ellensburg, WA says:

    I am currently in seaside until tomorrow and the forecast high for today was supposed to be 72, it’s 81 outside currently. Everywhere seems to be much warmer than expected.

  19. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Blah 93.2 and climbing.

  20. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    You know I never checked VIS (duh)…. and I was wondering if it were chaff again like a few days ago.

  21. ChuckyD81 says:

    Rob…
    The echoes are chaff.
    If they were real there’d be some clouds associated with them right?…Visible imagery is void of any clouds near the north Oregon coast.

  22. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    [My Weather Station Current Conditions]
    As of 4:10 PM
    Temp: 92.4
    Dewpoint: 45
    Humidity: 20%
    Wind: N-NW 5-11mph
    Skies: Clear
    [4 PM Observations]
    Scappoose: 92 +7
    Kelso: 88 + 4
    Hillsboro: 91 +3
    Vancouver: 91 +5
    Portland: 91 +4
    Troutdale: 90 +2
    McMinnville: 92 +1
    Aurora: 92 +3
    Salem: 92 +/- 0

  23. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Are these echoes real moving onto the North Coast?

    Looks like a decent shower west of Seaside.

  24. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    make it more 81-85* … I’m tired. πŸ™‚

  25. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    I think it will cool down tomorrow more in the 79-83 F range. Of course if the marine layer doesn’t solidify along the North Coast, then thicken up we may not see a solid blanket of morning low clouds inland which may make it more 80-84 F.

  26. Christiana in Beaverton (Baseline & 163rd) says:

    So does anyone believe that we will cool down on Wednesday. I just watched Mark on the early news and said that they missed it.
    Here is the new forecast: cool down and then it will warm up over the weekend.
    I’m sick of the heat and I don’t have AC which makes the hot weather doubly suck.

  27. gloriousnumber1 says:

    I agree with “yetanotherguy”.
    I kept watching the forecast showing that as soon as monday comes, upper 70’s, morning clouds, and afternoon sunshine will prevail.
    I have no problem with that type of weather since it’s nice to cool down between hot spells. We live in the northwest, so we get to enjoy that. I keep expecting it, and nope, mid-upper 80’s and nothing but sun. Sure I like that too, but see I work outside and I have only 2 pairs of shorts that match my uniforms, which I save for 85+ degrees usually, and I didn’t wear them yesterday and today knowing it will only hit 80, if that.
    Anyways, I guess I need to remember that in the northwest, the weather will do whatever the heck it will do regardless of the forecast.

  28. yetanotherguy - cooper mt says:

    “but I just thought that since i’m kinda irritated with this heat, the mets pretty much blew this one today.”
    This week as a whole is not going to go down as one of the mets finest moments. 24 hours forecasts have generally missed, and 48 hour forecasts have been downright poor. Kinda surprising because generally summer forecasting around here is usually pretty solid.

  29. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Yep I have the A/C cranked here as well.
    [My Weather Station Current Condition]
    As of 3:12 PM
    Temp: 90.4
    Dewpoint: 50
    Humidity: 26%
    Wind: N-NW 2.7mph
    Skies: Clear
    [3 PM Observations]
    Scappoose: 90 +/- 0
    Kelso: 86 + 5
    Hillsboro: 90 +2
    Vancouver: 90 +1
    Portland: 89 +2
    Troutdale: 90 +1
    McMinnville: 92 -1
    Aurora: 90 +1
    Salem: 90 -2

  30. HIO Phil (Punxsutawney) says:

    Yeah, Hillsboro at 90 as of 3:00pm, back to +2, so much for the cool down. Thank goodness I’ve got AC.

  31. Andrew says:

    I haven’t been on here since the winter time… but I just thought that since i’m kinda irritated with this heat, the mets pretty much blew this one today. upper 70s/low 80s? BS. I’m at 88 degrees.

  32. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    [WV Loop]
    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?wv_enhanced+12
    If you look at WV loop the flow this morning was from the NW moving fairly unabated towards us, but now it is running into the slight northerly push from the ridge NE of Hawaii as seen by the SW flow aloft along the northern periphery of this flat ridge…. very interesting…
    You can see the upper low/trough off Vancouver Island moving southeast near 134 W, 46 N. It looks like that trough may be getting picked up by the SW flow aloft which may not give us a very big impact in the way of a thick sustained marine layer. Also another trough out near 150 W is seen. You can even see the clouds lifting NE with it as it encounters the ridging from the ridge NE of Hawaii. It is really going to depend on whether or not that flow gets pinched off if we are to see a prolonged 2-4 day period of cooler temps, or if it does not then 1-2 days of slightly cooler temps and then what I feel will be a heat wave eventually.
    Any thoughts?

  33. Jethro -- 5 mi. S of Canby says:

    I’m at 93 again… almost exactly the same as yesterday.
    And wunderground is down for me, too. Hmmm….

  34. Mike (Sweet Home) says:

    What is up with wunderground site? Says it is under construction. At least for me it does.

  35. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Wow 85-90 likely will not be hot enough given the trends now. 89-93 looks very reasonable now.
    [My Weather Station Current Condition]
    As of 2:17 PM
    Temp: 88.3
    Dewpoint: 54
    Humidity: 31%
    Wind: N-NW 2mph
    Skies: Mostly Sunny.
    [2 PM Observations]
    Scappoose: 89 +2
    Kelso: 84 + 3
    Hillsboro: 88 +/- 0
    Vancouver: 86 -2
    Portland: 87 +1
    Troutdale: 86 +/- 0
    McMinnville: 89 -1
    Aurora: 88 +/- 0
    Salem: 87 -4

  36. Mike (Sweet Home) says:

    Chalk it up to typepad
    Maybe Mark could inherit Jim Little’s forum site. Very user friendly and allows you to embed photos, charts, etc.
    Jim’s site has seen very little (no pun intended) activity in the last year or so. Very popular at one time.
    http://jimlittle.net/cgi-bin/bulletinboard/YaBB.pl

  37. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    I apologize for that…

  38. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Wow why did that post 4 times….. 2 it should have… Actually only one should.. The page died and I updated my wind speed, then clicked ‘preview’ and ‘post’

  39. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Yeah so much for the cooling… Well I had been really cautiously optimistic that we’d see much if any….
    Well so much for my morning forecast of 82-85 F which was a bit warmer than TV mets, NWS was going for.
    Going to have to bump that up to 85-90 F now.
    [My Weather Station Current Condition]
    As of 1:26 PM
    Temp: 85.7
    Dewpoint: 52
    Humidity: 33%
    Wind: N-NW 3-7mph
    Skies: Mostly Sunny.
    [1 PM Observations]
    Scappoose: 85 +1
    Kelso: 82 + 2
    Hillsboro: 85 +1
    Vancouver: 84 +1
    Portland: 82 +/- 0
    Troutdale: 82 +/- 0
    McMinnville: 86 -2
    Aurora: 84 -2
    Salem: 84 -1

  40. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Yeah so much for the cooling… Well I had been really cautiously optimistic that we’d see much if any….
    Well so much for my morning forecast of 82-85 F which was a bit warmer than TV mets, NWS was going for.
    Going to have to bump that up to 85-90 F now.
    [My Weather Station Current Condition]
    As of 1:25 PM
    Temp: 85.7
    Dewpoint: 52
    Humidity: 33%
    Wind: N-NW 4-8mph
    Skies: Mostly Sunny.
    [1 PM Observations]
    Scappoose: 85 +1
    Kelso: 82 + 2
    Hillsboro: 85 +1
    Vancouver: 84 +1
    Portland: 82 +/- 0
    Troutdale: 82 +/- 0
    McMinnville: 86 -2
    Aurora: 84 -2
    Salem: 84 -1

  41. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Yeah so much for the cooling… Well I had been really cautiously optimistic that we’d see much if any….
    Well so much for my morning forecast of 82-85 F which was a bit warmer than TV mets, NWS was going for.
    Going to have to bump that up to 85-90 F now.
    [My Weather Station Current Condition]
    As of 1:25 PM
    Temp: 85.7
    Dewpoint: 52
    Humidity: 33%
    Wind: N-NW 4-8mph
    Skies: Mostly Sunny.
    [1 PM Observations]
    Scappoose: 85 +1
    Kelso: 82 + 2
    Hillsboro: 85 +1
    Vancouver: 84 +1
    Portland: 82 +/- 0
    Troutdale: 82 +/- 0
    McMinnville: 86 -2
    Aurora: 84 -2
    Salem: 84 -1

  42. Atmospheric Wrath says:

    Yeah so much for the cooling… Well I had been really cautiously optimistic that we’d see much if any….
    Well so much for my morning forecast of 82-85 F which was a bit warmer than TV mets, NWS was going for.
    Going to have to bump that up to 85-90 F now.
    [My Weather Station Current Condition]
    As of 1:25 PM
    Temp: 85.7
    Dewpoint: 52
    Humidity: 33%
    Wind: N-NW 4-8mph
    Skies: Mostly Sunny.
    [1 PM Observations]
    Scappoose: 85 +1
    Kelso: 82 + 2
    Hillsboro: 85 +1
    Vancouver: 84 +1
    Portland: 82 +/- 0
    Troutdale: 82 +/- 0
    McMinnville: 86 -2
    Aurora: 84 -2
    Salem: 84 -1

  43. Andrew from Portland, OR and Ellensburg, WA says:

    Thanks Jason! I love driving through that area when traveling between Ellensburg and Portland.

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