Bright Sunshine

February 18, 2010

Nice day!  I went to two different schools today in Sherwood and Hillsboro.  Didn’t even need a jacket and it felt more like April.  Sure enough we finally hit 60 at PDX today.  I forecast 57, so at least it was within 3 degrees, but I would have preferred to see it cooler to verify the forecast.  Either way a perfect spring-like day.

By the way, the picture is taken by Chris Markes…it’s Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City.

The only change the next 3-4 days will be some cooling as that cooler air comes down from the northeast.  The east wind has been quite pathetic so far…we’ll see if it picks up.

The 00z GFS and ECMWF both agree some sort of rain arrives Tuesday or Wednesday.  They don’t agree if it’ll just be a system or two or if it’s a change towards wetter weather.  Still no sign of colder rainy systems through the end of the month.  The Canadian model is much ridgier and very mild through the 10 day period.

Enjoy the sun!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen