Dry and Chilly Weekend

October 10, 2009

hoodriverChris Markes sent me another great photo he took this morning.  This definitely goes in the “Top Ten” viewer photos of all time here at FOX12.  You can’t get color like that out of my junky little camera.  Plus I don’t like to get up that early…possibly because I stay up late working and posting to a weather blog at 12:40 am???  It’s a picture take from the lower Hood River Valley, maybe Panorama Point, looking up towards Mt. Hood at sunrise.

A very short post since WordPress was down during my usual blogging time.  Cold and very dry air is arriving this evening and spreading across the Metro Area.  I see dewpoints are already headed down towards 20 degrees at Troutdale.  A couple hours ago the wind gusted to 40 mph at Corbett…it’s going to be a windy weekend out there.  I just ordered a new anemometer for that Davis Vantage Pro.  I saw it close up today;  that poor thing looks beaten up after 5-7 winters in the Gorge!

Rain moves in Tuesday as the east wind ends.  Enjoy the sunny, but real brisk weekend.  If you live anywhere outside the east wind zone I think your growing season ends tomorrow night.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen