Saturday Morning Tan Update

No, I haven’t been tanning.  Haven’t done that for several years.  I DO get outside every chance I get when we’ve had sunshine lately.  I got a lot of sun a week ago Saturday, then again Monday while working in the yard.  That’s enough to get rid of the pasty white winter conditions.  Looks like the votes were evenly split.

No need to tan today, I started out with fog earlier but now I see it’s moving from east to west and skies have cleared out at my home, a very good sign of offshore flow.  Plenty of leftover moisture for morning fog though.

Enjoy the sun!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

288 Responses to Saturday Morning Tan Update

  1. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    Hearing rumours of a funnel cloud spotted in the Willamette Valley today? Wouldn’t be surprised…

    49.2°….0.40″ rain today

  2. Jim in N. Tabor says:

    A little off the subject of today’s weather but I haven’t seen any posts from Rob”Wrath” lately. I know he was having some issues earlier but I was wondering if anyone knows what’s up with him. He has always been the weather “guru”.

  3. A couple of distant rumbles of thunder late this afternoon and 0.18″ of rain so far today.

    My June rainfall currently stands at 3.79″

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

    Portland Breaks All-Time June Rainfall Record
    Updated: 10:05pm Tuesday, June 15th 2010

    * Note – permission is granted to quote or reuse, as long as credit is given to author.

    “As of 10pm, the Portland International Airport appears to have recorded enough precipitation to set a new record for the all-time wettest June in Portland modern day history (1941-2010). As of 10pm Portland’s total June precipitation now sits at 4.13″ after heavy showers rolled over Portland this evening.”

    Month Precip
    2010 4.13″
    1984 4.06″
    1954 3.58″
    1981 3.23″
    1958 3.04″

    Steve Pierce
    Vice President – Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
    360-695-7172 (Vancouver)
    503-504-2075 (Portland)

    • Aloha Rainshadow says:

      Steve, you just gave the blog your phone number…Timmy will be calling you with reports now!!!

  5. Runrain says:


    • Runrain says:

      No gap between the lightning and thunder!

    • JClack says:

      And now its dumping rain/hail!!

    • Chuck on Mt Scott says:

      Hail is no fun when its night time. I just heard clickity clack on the windows and roof. We had a dumping of hail today and the ground was white for a couple hours. It was crazy pouring rain and hail. I always thought we got thunder and lightning from storms coming off the mountains, but this year seems to be more out of the NW or so it seems. Fire season is going to be brutal this year too. Lots of tall grassy areas all around.

    • W7ENK says:

      Nothing heard here in Milwaukie… Must be on the back side of Mt. Scott? I was even standing out in the back yard looking at that “evil” cloud to my east about 10 minutes ago, stewing over the fact that I accidentally left my reclining camp chair out in the back yard, and now it’s holding a puddle! Didn’t see any lightning, either 😦

  6. JClack says:

    Just had a flash and boom out here in clackamas/happy valley

  7. Runrain says:

    It looks just EVIL to the NW of Portland right now!!!

  8. Kyle says:

    Today I had 8 loud rumbles of thunder to the ENE of me.

  9. JClack says:

    So PDX is reporting .21 inches of rain this past hour ending at 9pm?? So is the record in the books now?

    • Battle Ground Brian says:

      Yep , its official.. very heavy showers exploded from the columbia river up into central clark county last hour.

  10. W7ENK says:

    Okay, so I think I was saying something yesterday about the likelihood of thunderstorms today, and was told in no uncertain terms that there was pretty much no chance in hell… Hmmm. Okie!

    So, I was seeing adequate sunbreaks when I got up this morning around 7am.

    My first clap of thunder was heard to the NE of Sellwood at about 11:30 this morning.

    I headed out to Beaverton to help a friend move, and of course the weather didn’t cooperate. Around Noon or so there was quite the darkness & squall line moving in from the NW.

    We got quite a bit of heavy rain and tiny little hail out of it for about 15 or 20 minutes, along with 3 or 4 good claps of thunder, one that was rather close! Not this one, unfortunately…

    This cell left the parking lot at the apartments flooded for a while. The amount of water was impressive, actually.

    After the cell passed, I was surprised by the Mammatus clouds… I can’t believe no one else saw them!

    When I got back to Milwaukie this evening, there were A-frame “High Water” signs in several locations, so I knew we must have had some pretty heavy rains here, too. I checked my rain gauge, and I got 0.68″ of rain, the vast majority of which fell in the 1pm hour. 😯

    So, I guess my skillz ain’t all that bad afterall? 🙂

  11. Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

    Who would have thought that the furnace not working in mid-June would be anything to deal with until October?? Calling the repairman tomorrow.

  12. fifty seven yuck
    nice warm dryout suspended
    old bones stiffly cold

  13. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    Chilly 49.2F…0.31″ rain today

  14. Battle Ground Brian says:

    So, How rare is a high of 57° during the summer?

    Very rare!!!

    Top 5 coldest summer max temps at PDX
    of all time are:

    1) 55° Sept 15 1991
    2) 57° June 29 1963
    3) 57° Sept 19 1968
    4) 58° Aug 02 1956
    5) 58° June 26 1975

    Today although not summer yet, our high of 57° would have made top 3 coldest of all time.

    From June 30 to August 01 (33 day period), Portland has never recorded a high temp lower than 60.

  15. JClack says:

    Does anyone know the record cold high for any date in June for PDX? Just curious after reading SP’s entry below.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      It’s 53, June 8th, 1964. Looks like all the record “low-highs” are between 53 and 64 for the whole month.

    • JClack says:

      Thanks Mark! Appreciate the response. I was also surprised to learn that PDX is only 2.4 degrees below normal for the month through June 14th. HIO however is closer to 5 degrees below normal.

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      Just 2.4 below average? Our average high for the month thus far is 66.7 which is 6 degrees below our average of 72.7. Our average low’s closer, 50.9, 1.7 below our average of 52.6. The average daily temp is a paltry 58.8 compared to our average 62.7.

      It’s much cooler than 2.4.

    • JClack says:

      I am looking at the preliminary monthly data for June on the NWS webpage for PDX. It confirms your 66.7 and 50.9 numbers but down below it says “Average Monthly: 58.8” and a -2.4 departure??

    • Battle Ground Brian says:


      That HIO departure may be larger because they are basing the differential on the overall June averages for the whole month. 62.7 is HIO’s June 1-30 average.

      The Portland mean of 61.2 is based on June 1-15.
      If we were to base that 58.8 reading on the full monthly mean at PDX (62.7), the result would be nearly a -4 degree anomaly.

  16. pbo9 says:

    This isn’t June- its the freakin’ Deadliest Catch out there. 57ºF. Whatever.

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

    Yet Another Portland Weather Record Falls
    Updated: 6:09pm Tuesday, June 15th 2010

    * Note – permission is granted to quote or reuse, as long as credit is given to author.

    “The Portland International Airport set yet another “coldest daytime high temperature” record today. The coldest high temperature for today was 60 degrees set on this day in 1954. The high today was just 57 (as of 6pm). Vancouver, WA. also set a record coldest daytime high temperature today with a high of just 58 degrees. The old record coldest high temperature for the day in Vancouver was 59 degrees, also set on this day in 1954. As previously mentioned, 1954 holds the record for lease number of 80 degree days in a calendar year at just 10. By this time in 1954 we had already had 4 days at or above 80 degrees. This year so far we have only had one day above 80 degrees.”

    Rainfall record update — “The Portland airport also picked up another 0.07″ of precipitation for the day (through 6pm). This puts June’s total precipitation at 3.90″ which birngs us to within 0.17″ of setting a new record for the wettest June on record at the Airport. The period of record for this data is 1941-2010. The cool and wet spring weather is likely to continiue for the next few days. In other words, more of the same.”

    Steve Pierce
    Vice President – Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
    360-695-7172 (Vancouver)
    503-504-2075 (Portland)

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      How many record cold highs have we had this year? This is just obscene. If I’m going to be miserable, I’d rather be miserable in 100+ and sunny weather than sub-65 and rainy.

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      Also: Cold core thunderstorms have COMPLETELY lost their magic for me. ;_;

  18. Kyle says:

    Especially here in Silverton. Most of the storms are to the east of me like today with 8 claps of loud thunder.

    Another cell of something coming in.

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