Food Drive This Evening

I’ll be at the FOX12 Cares Food Drive from 4-6pm this evening and again 8-11pm, feel free to stop by and say hello.  Maybe even briefly chat weather!  Location: Beaverton Fred Meyer right along Highway 217 & Beaverton/Hillsdale Hwy.

Chief Meteorologist – Mark Nelsen

56 Responses to Food Drive This Evening

  1. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    This came from NWS AFD at 8:16 pm


    Looks like these guys are monitoring thunderstorms closely.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      To be honest, we end up with thunderstorms almost every time we had dynamics like this. AND not to mention numerous cold cored funnels.

  2. Tetra says:

    56.3F Fifty six point three degrees.



    Averages\Extremes for the month of September 2009


    Average temperature = 65.2°F

    Average humidity = 64%

    Average dewpoint = 50.3°F

    Average barometer = 29.953 in.

    Average windspeed = 2.5 mph

    Average gustspeed = 3.6 mph

    Average direction = 360° ( N )

    Rainfall for month = 1.740 in.

    Rainfall for year = 18.795 in.

    Maximum rain per minute = 0.051 in on day 30 at time 00:58

    Maximum temperature = 90.7°F on day 11 at time 15:35

    Minimum temperature = 47.3°F on day 30 at time 05:06

    Maximum humidity = 98% on day 30 at time 08:31

    Minimum humidity = 19% on day 22 at time 18:25

    Maximum pressure = 30.36 in. on day 20 at time 09:46

    Minimum pressure = 29.50 in. on day 12 at time 20:31

    Maximum windspeed = 11.5 mph from 023°(NNE) on day 27 at time 16:00

    Maximum gust speed = 23.0 mph from 180°(S) on day 06

    Maximum heat index = 87.2°F on day 11 at time 15:35

    Record high dew point = 63.3 on September 13th at 09:52

    Record low dew point = 27.7 on September 28th at 01:09

    Record high UV = 4.0 on September 1st

    Warmest day (6am to 6pm) = 78.8 on September 22nd

    Coldest night (6pm to 6am) = 47.3 on September 30th

    Coldest day (6am to 6pm) = 55.0 on September 30th

    Warmest night (6pm to 6am) = 73.4 on September 12th

    Avg daily max temp :75.9°F

    Avg daily min temp :55.1°F

    Total windrun = 1191.5miles


    Day, Sunshine hours, ET, max solar, max uv


    01 01.0hrs ,ET :0.051 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    02 00.9hrs ,ET :0.075 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    03 00.9hrs ,ET :0.079 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    04 01.0hrs ,ET :0.075 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    05 00.9hrs ,ET :0.035 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    06 00.0hrs ,ET :0.039 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    07 01.4hrs ,ET :0.102 in. ,0.0 W/M² ,0.0 uv

    08 00.9hrs ,ET :0.079 in. ,0.0 W/M² ,0.0 uv

    09 00.3hrs ,ET :0.142 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    10 00.9hrs ,ET :0.059 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    11 00.7hrs ,ET :0.043 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    12 00.9hrs ,ET :0.047 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    13 00.9hrs ,ET :0.043 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    14 00.9hrs ,ET :0.047 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    15 00.8hrs ,ET :0.043 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    16 00.5hrs ,ET :0.039 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    17 00.7hrs ,ET :0.213 in. ,0.0 W/M² ,0.0 uv

    18 00.3hrs ,ET :0.051 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    19 00.3hrs ,ET :0.035 in. ,0.0 W/M² ,0.0 uv

    20 00.3hrs ,ET :0.091 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    21 00.8hrs ,ET :0.067 in. ,0.0 W/M² ,0.0 uv

    22 00.0hrs ,ET :0.028 in. ,400.0 W/M² ,4.0 uv

    23 00.1hrs ,ET :0.020 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    24 00.0hrs ,ET :0.000 in. ,0.0 W/M² ,0.0 uv

    25 00.0hrs ,ET :0.000 in. ,0.0 W/M² ,0.0 uv

    26 00.0hrs ,ET :0.000 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    27 00.0hrs ,ET :0.000 in. ,300.0 W/M² ,3.0 uv

    28 00.0hrs ,ET :0.000 in. ,200.0 W/M² ,2.0 uv

    29 00.0hrs ,ET :0.000 in. ,200.0 W/M² ,2.0 uv

    30 00.0hrs ,ET :0.000 in. ,200.0 W/M² ,2.0 uv


    Daily rain totals


    00.83 in. on day 05

    00.25 in. on day 06

    00.20 in. on day 16

    00.04 in. on day 17

    00.21 in. on day 19

    00.08 in. on day 29

    00.13 in. on day 30

  4. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Wunderground History had KPDX under a thunderstorm on September 1st at 7 am, and a thunderstorm on Setpember 2nd at midnight. I do not remember any thunderstorms before the 6th. Unless my memory isn’t doing well? 😉

    • Tyler says:

      Funny how it shows thunder for Portland, but not for KVUO…even though it was recorded on their stations on the NWS page.


      We had thunderstorms at 7 AM on the 1st, around 11:30pm on the 2nd until about 1 AM on the 3rd, then again in the early afternoon of the 4th.

      4 thunderstorm days for September, which ties the most thunderstorm days I have recorded in any September.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      I remember now, I forced myself to look at my archived radar images, and then it clicked. 🙂

  5. Jesse-Orchards says:

    Wow, I think Mark went a little overboard with high temps on the latest 7-day.

    Model guidance has supported highs in the 60s for Monday and Tuesday for awhile now. Wednesday looks to be the first day in the 70s next week at this point, with highs 71-73.

    Thursday could be as warm as 78, but with the latest GFS run backing off on the ridge a bit (it appears the very strong riding on the 12Z GFS may have been a fluke), and the Euro keeping most of the riding centered slightly offshore, I doubt it gets that warm.

  6. Well, “windstorm season” is upon us…Forty-two years ago on this day, a major windstorm struck this area (Oct ’67)…….Would be nice to see a “repeat” performance soon!….


  7. Tyler says:

    Ended up with 1.30″ of rain for September and 24.79″ of rain for the water year, one of my drier years.

    My driest was October 1 to Sept 30th, 2001 with 23.94″.

  8. Cherie in Vernonia says:

    Off topic… Is there another typhoon headed for the Philippines?

  9. HIO Phil (Punxsutawney) elevation 189' says:

    Rainfall wrap up for September.

    The following is September rainfall totals, variance, and % of normal for various stations around the area. Astoria really scored with the t-storms on the 6th.

    All areas except for Astoria (T storms on the 6th) were below average again. That leaves PDX at or below average for 19 of the last 21 months, and Hillsboro below average for 19 out of the last 21 months. My station had a somewhat inflated (say about 8-10%) 30.81” here in Hillsboro for the 2008-09 water year.

    PDX, 1.40, -0.25, 84.8%
    VUO, 1.44, -0.34, 80.9%
    HIO, 1.48, -0.07, 95.5%
    SLE, 1.20, -0.23, 83.9%
    AST, 3.26, 0.65, 124.9%, T Storms on the 6th
    EUG, 1.34, -0.20, 87.0%

  10. Tyler says:

    I see they put the snow poles in place along the road at Paradise on Mount Rainier today.

    Also…doesn’t get much better than this in October…

    49 degrees mid day with sunshine!

  11. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    The models look down right tropical mid-week through the end of the run. Indian summer it is!

  12. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Okay, Timmy I have looked closely at the 12z WRF-GFS.
    A few things stood out to me on Saturday.

    1) It appears the best CAPE just grazes the metro area with the bulk remaining along the Coast or just offshore.

    2) 500mb temps -30c even colder than we had back on Tuesday.

    3) Flow appears to be northerly in the mid-levels which may limit moisture as the upper low is coming straight down from British Columbia.

    With that being said given the very cold pool aloft that probably will lead to fairly steep lapse rates. I would assume some instability will develop, so I wouldn’t rule out heavy showers and occasional lighting strikes. As always sun breaks will help increase the chances.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      Thanks for the info. Just took a good look at it, seems like another go for thunderstorms.

  13. Sun trying to peak thru the clouds…61.0F

    Weather looks warm and dry next week…

  14. Andrew Johnson says:

    350,000 people in Washington will be hoping for a dry winter!,8599,1926503,00.html?xid=rss-nation-yahoo

    • Ryann says:

      Yes they are! I lived 80% of my life in that area. The Green River, White River, and Puyallup River make that entire area a very populated flood zone.

  15. Andrew Johnson says:

    Record Report
    Statement as of 10:35 am MDT on October 1, 2009

    Record low temperature set at Burns Oregon…

    a record low temperature of 16 degrees was set at Burns Oregon
    today. This breaks the old record of 21 set in 1985.

    Some other chilly lows eastside this morning too.

    Seneca 17
    Baker City 19
    Jospeh 19
    Lakeview 19

    Good to see on the first day of October.

  16. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    So Rob, what do you think about Saturday’s forecast?

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      Oh and btw, we had thunderstorms on October 3rd lastr year, freaking wierd.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Timmy, I’ll take a look at the 12z WRF-GFS and some other stuff then get back to you shortly.

  17. Tetra says:

    Not going to be on here much been having super acid problems in my stomach lately. 😦 Almost makes me wanna

    Taking Tums is helping. Tum de dum dum dummmmms.

    I won’t bother explaining what happened out here but if anybody wishes to contact me in priavte my email is at

  18. vince says:

    Snowed in Baker last night.

  19. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Sitting here with a delicious bowl of 4-cheese pasta and looking at the 12z…. Yeah Tyler looks breezy and brisk.

    😀 East winds

  20. Tyler says:

    Gee I’m post happy this morning…

    Dave Salesky starts on air at KATU Monday evening. Just FYI.

  21. Tyler says:

    Notice the 12z keeps an offshore flow pretty much from Sunday morning until next Friday. That’s a lot of offshore flow and warm temps. Looks like this will allow areas in the wind free areas to get very chilly while those near the gorge stay in the 40s and 50s.

  22. Tyler says:

    I know many areas have already been in the 30s this season, but this is the first forecast to include 30s…

    Sunday Night
    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

    Same goes for Monday night.

    I see some areas in Alaska finally made it below 0 with Galbraith Lake reaching -11.

  23. Andrew Johnson says:

    I see it is 17 right now in Burns, OR which is a new record low for the date.

  24. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    NWS calls for thunderstorms on Saturday, not sure how that will turn out.

  25. Tyler says:

    So the latest models agree most of next week is dry, outside of some showers ending Sunday, the more moving back in toward the following weekend.

  26. By now Mark’s probably wore out after tonight’s food drive and the “eventful” day he had yesterday…

    51.1F…0.19″ rain total

  27. Robert in Hazel Dell says:

    If I’m not mistaken, it’s 1 hour away from resetting your Weather Station Rainfall Total to start the new rain year. 30.5″ by my count for 10/1/08-09/30/08 in Hazel Dell.

  28. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    So did anybody find out new info on this big tsunami?

  29. umpire says:

    Gee, Mark, you need to check your astrological charts – I see that the Fred Meyer hosting your food drive had a robbery in the Washington Mutual/Chase branch located in the Fred Meyer – why are you getting all the fun? And, is this because the weather is really pretty boring and normal for this time of year?

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

      My mother informed me of this robbery when she came home from work today. There are people in the jewelry section trying to steal almost daily, imagine how bad this kind of stuff will get 5 years from now.

  30. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Saw some dark clouds, almost thunderstorm like, but only recieved sprinkles out of them. I know it was partly sunny, but the clouds were just about as dark as yesterday’s storms.

  31. Ryann says:

    A very mean looking cloud heading my way in East Vancouver! Radar confirms.

  32. Tetra:

    Firefox does have a spell check option, look under:
    Tools, Options, Advanced, General: in the General tab there is a “Browsing” section, within that there is a “Check my spelling as I type” option.

    If you don’t have that option maybe you need to down load a newer version of Firefox. I am running version 3.5 and it mostly certainly spell checks.

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

    3rd Annual Weather Bloggers Get-Together Co-Mingles with Oregon AMS!

    We are good-to-go for Saturday, November 21st 2009 from 2-4pm at Stark Street Pizza in Portland for the 3rd Annual Weather Bloggers Get-Together. This year we are going to co-mingle with the Oregon AMS and their November monthly meeting. We have reserved the banquet room which holds up to 75 people. I suspect we will have a great turnout with this being both an AMS meeting as well as the Annual Weather Bloggers Get-Together. I believe we had 25-30 folks that turned out from the Ch 12 weather blog alone last year. We raffled off some weather stuff too. Not to mention they have great pizza!
    Please mark this event down on your calendar!

    Steve Pierce

  34. Aloha Rainshadow says:


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