More Sunshine

Okay, no pretty picture tonight because the high quality software won't allow me for some strange reason.  I have better things to do than trying to get it in the blog for 10 minutes.

What a stable weather pattern.  I don't see any significant change for at least a week.  So MAYBE I will get orange pumpkins and red tomatoes!  Instead of green pumpkins and green tomatoes.  I know a lot of you hate this weather, but I love waking up to the sunshine.  Winter will eventually come, and having it drippy and gray for days on end in September or October is a total waste if there's no chance of a windstorm or snow.  Or at least that's my opinion!

I did lower the temps on the 7 Day forecast based on 00z models. Neither the NAM or GFS support temps near 90 for Sunday, so it's gone.

Now, discuss among yourselves.  Mark Nelsen

9 Responses to More Sunshine

  1. Atmospheric Wrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    Yep definitely…. Another month or so and the offshore flow begins to cool thus lessening any downslope component to add to further heating during the day…
    Well time for Hurricane update… Yippeee…
    Hurricane Ike
    Winds: 135mph
    Gusts: 160mph
    Movement: WNW at 13mph
    Pressure: 945mb (27.90 in)
    [IR Imagery]

    Looks like Ike is definitely running into northeasterly shear as you can see the outflow to the northwest side is virtually non-existent now. Also the CDO has really flattened and no longer symmetrical. You can also see the cloud tops beginning to warm a bit over the western side of the inner circulation. If that continues it may begin to weaken/erode the eye weakening Ike.
    [Computer Model Forecasts]

    [5 day Forecast]

  2. Atmospheric Wrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    I think because the continental air mass is cooling slowly this time of year as the nights are longer as Summer begins to lose its grasp. The temperature gradient from the Coast to the interior areas is not as extreme due to this also.
    Well that is my basic understanding of it.

  3. Mback (TTD) says:

    Rob, hop onto messenger will ya???

  4. Tornado Aly (Vancouver) says:

    It’s so quiet in here you can hear the birds chirping. Beautiful day today!

  5. Boring Larry in Cherryville el.918 says:

    …from now until the storms set in is about the most perfect time of year for me!!!…no allergies, excessive heat chances are slim, days are still long enough to have an outside evening recreational opportunity….and just about anywhere you want to go in the woods is empty of people!!…

  6. Jesse-Orchards says:

    Yeah, triforce, that was me complaining about the sunshine and 60s last February. A waste of perfectly good snow time. 60s during any winter month feels gross, IMO, unless the warmth is of the brief variety often associated with a windstorm.
    And I do like clouds. Just because someone likes clouds, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy sunshine too. 😉

  7. TriforceofWisdom says:

    The wisdom part says:
    Record low temperature set at Eureka CA…
    a record low temperature of 46 degrees was set at Eureka CA yesterday.
    This ties the old record of 46 set in 1973.”
    How can it be a record if it’s tied? Dumb WeatherUnderground. 😛

  8. Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

    My favorite season is definitely Autumn, and I’m looking forward to what you describe Jesse. I would include winter squash, the smell of keeper apples in the shed, crisp leaves falling everywhere and the tension of wondering when that first frost will signify the last of the tomatoes and fragile annuals. I really look forward to the first real Fall storm with its wind and rains (our “first” one in August this year doesn’t count in my book as it lacked bringing down the fall leaves from the trees).
    However, we have 2 more camping trips planned before winter sets in, so I’m all for this weather forecast right now. Like I really have any say in the matter anyway. ;o)

  9. Jesse-Orchards says:

    Oh, and I guess I was first!?

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