A Slow Monday

Weather Get Together 2008 Now that's a rough-looking crowd.  I hope there were no fist-fights on Saturday!  Bobby Corser took this picture of many of you folks getting together for pizza Saturday afternoon.  The turnout was definitely larger than last year's get-together.  If you go back in the archive to the December 31st post last winter, you'll see the picture from that one.

Sorry I couldn't make it…my kids were lost (kind of) in the woods.  A neighbor and I spent 30 minutes wandering around looking for them when they had actually just gone over to a friends house down the road.  Long story, but the point is that I didn't make it to the big event.  For those of you that couldn't make it, you can click on the picture to see the names…that way you can put names with faces as you read the comments.

Not much has changed in the maps since I left Friday.  The general trend is for an upper-level ridge to continue quite close to the western coast of Canada and the USA through at least the middle of NEXT week.  Forget about ski season for now.  That's not going to begin until at least the 6th or 7th of December.  If you look at the very end of the GFS the last few runs, you can find some sort of arctic air over us (12z) or quite close (00z).  Of course you have to go out 2+ weeks to find that!  So for now the slow weather continues.

East wind dies down late tonight and tomorrow, then returns quite strong Wednesday and Thanksgiving Morning behind tomorrow's very weak front.  Another very weak system moves in Thanksgiving Night.  Other than that I don't see any rain until the middle of next week?  Whew…that's some slow weather!  Good time to get some work done around the Weather Center…Mark Nelsen

100 Responses to A Slow Monday

  1. Currently 42.5° and only a trace of rain so far today.

  2. Derek (Arcadia, California) says:

    I’m Derek’s dad, and if anyone wants to respond to this post of Derek’s, then I’ll make sure that he gets those responses.
    11/17/2008
    It was very hot and windy on Saturday which helped to create these monster fires in my area. When the winds were blowing, even theugh the fires were only a few miles away, the air was fine. But on Sunday when it was calm, it got super smokey. It was hot too, about 95. No rain in sight. Currently, looking forward to some arctic air,… anything’s possible with A&W, right?
    Posted by: Derek (Arcadia, California)

  3. cap says:

    it’s cooooolllddd down in hood river.. feels like snow

  4. Steve Pierce (Vancouver, WA.) says:

    The “2008 Vancouver Tornado” AMS Meeting Presentations have been posted!
    These are really cool, especially Dave Elson’s from the National Weather Service! Check ’em all out here:
    Meeting Notes – http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/Mtg-Notes_Nov-20-2008.htm
    Dave Elson (NWS PDX) Presentation – http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/Vancouver-Tornado_NWS-DaveElson.pdf
    Steve Pierce (Storm Chaser) Presentation – http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/Vancouver-Tornado_StevePierce.pdf
    Steve
    Vancouver, WA.

  5. Punxsutawney (aka HIO Phil at work by Sunset High ~280' elevation) says:

    At this point that’s probably as warm as it’s gonna get in Hillsboro today unless a south wind developes. May not cool off much tonight though due to all the cloud cover.

  6. IceKeeg - workin' in Tigard says:

    sounds like today is giving us our chilliest maximums of the season so far … Hillsboro’s last obs was still 39 and PDX was at 42.

  7. IceKeeg - workin' in Tigard says:

    sounds like today is giving us our chilliest maximums of the season so far … Hillsboro’s last obs was still 39 and PDX was at 42.

  8. We were all recovering from Saturday Afternoon…
    41.1, and drizzly since noon. No wind and no sign of any temperature rise coming the rest of the day.

  9. Andrew Johnson (Silverton) says:

    18z GFS looks wet starting at about day ten or eleven. What’d the other 12z models look like?

  10. TriforceofEternity says:

    Nobody was discussing it. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. 40.5F out and overcast. I doubt I I will make it to 45F. Maybe it will snow. Knock on wood.

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