A Quiet Night

August 26, 2009

saddle mtn2This nice picture taken from the Saddle Mountain trail in the north Coast Range comes from Mike Ramey.  He works in production here at KPTV.  He’s been harrassing me for days, asking when I’m going to show his picture…so I’ll do it on a day that he’s gone!  Nice play of fog with the trees on a cool summer afternoon.  I think the picture is about two weeks old.

Not much to talk about this evening.  It looks like summer is back for the long term, minus a trough passage on Friday.  We made it to 85 degrees today, right on the forecast mark.  We had light offshore flow today…notice the 81 degree high at Astoria!  So I figure 5 degrees of warming tomorrow with a warmer airmass still looks good. 

Decent chance for showers on Friday now with a trough passing through, then recovery over the weekend, although the trough lingers just to our east.

I’m making a feeble attempt to “tweet”  now on our Twitter account.  It all seems a bit silly with people “following” each other around and I could care less if you just trimmed your nose hairs or your dog has a cold…   BUT, for sharing weather and news information (or any sort of customer service) it should be a great tool.  I’ll try to get on there more.  Our account is:  http://twitter.com/fox12weather

Chief Meteorologist – Mark Nelsen