Warm Front Thursday

Pretty quiet out there today and again this evening.  Radar has the “warm front look” this evening with bands of light rain (mountain snow) coming in from the northwest.  This continues through at least tomorrow morning.  By late morning we should see the actual warm front pass overhead.  Low clouds should lift a bit at that point and we could have some dry periods in the afternoon.  Otherwise another very gray, but slightly warmer, day is on the way.

Friday could end up being a very nice day for the 2nd to last day of October.  We will be in the warm sector of the approaching weather system.  That means the rain and maybe most of the clouds will have pushed to the north;  while at the same time the cold front will still be well offshore.  A freezing level around 10,000′ plus a southerly wind to mix the warm air down means temps shooting up into the 60s.  We could get a surprise 70 farther down the Valley near Eugene with plenty of clearing.

Long range still looks relatively dry and “ridgey”.  Not much rain after Saturday midday or so until at least the middle of next week at the earliest.  November is going to start a bit dry.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

33 Responses to Warm Front Thursday

  1. Currently 50.1°, also my high temp so far.
    0.92″ of rain so far today.

  2. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    I think my question was one of the toughest, so its no biggie if no replies…

    One would assume 77 is the highest. Afterall it is even very rare to see that in the Plains.

  3. Tetra says:

    What would the temps and rainfall be from this scenario in the middle of January at KSLE *Salem Airport* likely be?

    • Andrew Johnson says:

      probably a temp rising to around 50 or so once the warm front went through. Rain would be light to moderate with the warm front and then it would just be cloudy.

  4. Jethro says:

    orographic lift
    brought Molalla steady rain
    dawn to dusk today

  5. AdamInAumsville says:

    Heavy, heavy mist here for about the last 2.5 hours. Everything is soaked and the gutters are flowing.

  6. NR says:

    The European and Canadian models are much wetter by Wednesday. Hope is not lost.

  7. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Is this the highest recorded reflectivity value since the KRTX Portland Radar was first released?

    77 dBZ on a storm in Wasco County…

  8. Austin-who used to live in Ridgefield but now lives in vancouver which sucks lower elevation says:

    I heard that it was suppose to rain later today haha anyone else think it will lol

  9. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    The GFS has down right lost it’s mind on the 18Z run at the end…

    Nov 13th – Thickness @ 563 +13C
    Nov 14th – Thickness @ 570 +18C

    Looks like our “fast start” to fall/winter is isolated to October because November looks dryyyyyy and warm.


  10. N3EG says:

    Talk about “ridgey”…it would be a zonal flow if you turned the earth sideways. The NW flow makes a turn in Mexico and heads back north again to Canada just east of the Rockies.

  11. 2 Dolla Bill (Maybe I should have a nervous breakdown for attention on the blog) says:

    That iceagenow website is a rather interesting theory. Wonder what will happen in 2012? 🙂

  12. Tyler says:

    Warm front moving in nicely. Even at 7,000′ the temp is 36 now on Mount Hood.


  13. Light showers….44.7°….0.33″ rain

  14. Punxsutawney (aka HIO Phil at work by Sunset High) says:

    Well…the rain gods have smiled upon NW Oregon, at least PDX and Hillsboro. Hillsboro has received a half inch of rain overnight and PDX about a quarter inch. That puts Hillsboro over average for the month and PDX right about averagte with the rain still coming down. YEA!

    Astoria is also well over there average for the month of October and it’s drier the farther south you go in the valley.

  15. karlbonner1982 says:

    A ridge at Halloween…hmmm. Let’s see if we can warm up nicely in the valleys this late in the year, since we’re kind of on the edge as far as inversion season goes.

  16. Tyler says:

    This light rain is so annoying…too much for the lowest setting on intermittent, but not enough to not have the wipers on…Plus, if you look at the IR sat you would never know it was raining here, it just looks like some high clouds brushing us.


  17. Ben Randall says:

    I am thinking rain all day Thursday

  18. Jesse-Orchards says:

    Looking at the models, I don’t see a big trend toward keeping the clouds and precip out of here on Friday. I say 60 at best for PDX that day, with mild southerly winds and showers at times.

  19. Austin-who used to live in Ridgefield but now lives in vancouver which sucks lower elevation says:

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  20. Austin-who used to live in Ridgefield but now lives in vancouver which sucks lower elevation says:

    if everyone could just scratch the new comment by me its not there lol

  21. Austin-who used to live in Ridgefield but now lives in vancouver which sucks lower elevation says:

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  22. Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

    Want to note: Record high at PDX for 10/30 is 69 F.

  23. Austin-who used to live in Ridgefield but now lives in vancouver which sucks lower elevation says:

    FIRST LOL too slow everyone

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