A June Soaker!

June 19, 2009

snapshotWhew!  Quite a bit more rain this afternoon/evening than I expected.  Well, at least for the middle and northern part of the Portland Metro Area.  I have had 1.38″ at home…saving me a week or so worth of watering.   Heavy showers developed after about 1pm along and behind the cold front.  According to this evening’s job shadow, Scott Pillette, this is the wettest June day since at least 1999.  He did a fine first job at perusing through years of weather data.  We broke the record for daily rainfall of course too.  I doubt we’ll have the big downpours again either tomorrow or Sunday.  But temps sure cool down.  I see Timberline is down to 39 degrees, heading for a low temp around freezing or a bit below.  Just in case you didn’t see enough snow last winter up in the mountains, you could find a fresh dusting for the first day of Summer tomorrow up at 6,000′.

By the way, I notice my calendar at home says that summer arrives on Sunday.  That’s because on the East Coast it does arrive at 1:45am Sunday.  For those of us out West, the solstice is at 9:45pm Saturday; thus the confusion.

Enjoy the cool weather this weekend!

Mark Nelsen