Yuck…Cold & Wet!

May 24, 2010

I just spent 3 days of the coldest camping I’ve ever done.  Luckily it was in a rented RV so we stayed nice and toasty.  Two days in cold and windy (but dry) southern Wasco county, then a drippy/flurry/cold night at Timothy Lake.  That was interesting there at Timothy Lake (Hoodview campground) because site after site was reserved for Saturday night, but only 4 sites (out of maybe 40?) actually were occupied.  Clearly a LOT of people cancelled camping plans for the weekend before Memorial Day.  Good move…we stayed inside most of the time.  I also ran into snow flurries on my bike ride up around Barlow Crossing on the White River Saturday too.  Don’t want to repeat that, as I’ve never cycled with snow falling either.  By the way the picture above is from Timberline Lodge area on Mt. Hood this morning.

So I’m afraid to go out and check the veggies I planted a week or so ago.  Are they alive?  We’ll see.  It has only been above 50 degrees for a few hours one day in the past 5 at my home.

A brand new trough comes down the West Coast this week, not really attempting to “kick out” of here until the weekend.  I see the 00z ECMWF had another weaker trough sliding overhead this coming Sunday/Monday…if so that would finish off any possibility of decent weather for the big holiday weekend.  Looks like we’re getting payback for the dry and warm late Springs we’ve had the past few years.  More of the same…hail, rain, sunbreaks, etc…

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen