Record Tied Today

Looks like we tied the record cold high temperature for today.  That would be the coldest June 16th high temperature @ PDX.  So not a new record but a tie…and chilly!  A typical high temperature is 73 degrees!

46 Responses to Record Tied Today

  1. Kyle says:

    Since Norton is being a buger and won’t let me install Brian’s “Portland Climate Data Program’ then
    I want to know if it’s possible to uninstall the scanner and reinstall it………….just enough to allow Brian’s program to run.

    I mean what I am about to do should take no longer then 5 minutes.

    My Norton came packaged with my PC so I will check later today to see if there is an uninstall since I am about to do books.

    • W7ENK says:

      I wouldn’t recommend doing that…

      There should be a way to manually configure Norton to allow the program to run. I dropped Norton like the bad habit that it is many years ago. I like AVG Free… works great! 🙂

    • Mike (Orchards 255') says:

      I second W7ENK on AVG. I have it on all my computers and it’s works great…

    • Gmania says:

      I agree with W7ENK and Mike…Norton is a bloated program that conflicts with almost everything and still misses the mark. AVG is great and I love ESET Smart Security. Couple those with a firewall and you’re set.

  2. Kyle says:

    I have a comment towards W7ENK and a question at the bottom for any bloggers to answer:

    In case you missed my morning post I was saying you were right W7ENK.

    I actually was referring to rainfall on my questions about this.

    Also why is data on weatherunground such as this are different formats then this kind?

    • W7ENK says:

      I gotchya, Kyle. Some people are harder to interpret than others, but I’ve had a bit of experience. 😉

      Just getting online for the day. There’re some dark clouds floating around out there today… I’ve had a couple light sprinkles, too. I really wish Rob were here to give his insight on today’s convective possibilities. 😕

    • Jim in N. Tabor says:

      Where is Rob anyway ? I certainly miss not seeing his posts.

  3. WEATHERDAN says:

    We are now on pace to have the coldest June on record here in Salem where records go back to 1892. The only 3 summers since 1990 that have been this cold were 1993, 1996, and 2000. And they were all warmer than this. We are now in uncharted territory and the next 16 days don’t look much better.

  4. Gmania says:

    Maybe I’ve missed a post on the subject but is there any specific cause to this pathetic weather? I remember a rainy, cold summer like this in 94(?) and had to leave town for a couple of weeks to keep my sanity. I’m about there again.

  5. Gidrons says:

    12z gfs looks a little drier Sun-Mon, but has another low moving into Gulf of Alaska.

  6. Kyle says:

    Actually you are right w7ENK about my rainfall statement.

  7. I realize that the computer models change constantly, but I would have preferred tuesday to be a “slight chance of a shower” which was forecasted monday!

    Can anyone name a time in recent memory that ALL computer models were wrong on a day, and what happened?

    • Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

      Sure… Pick any of numerous days during the winter months in PDX. 😉

  8. W7ENK says:

    61.2°F High (didn’t expect it to get that warm, actually)
    44.8°F Low
    WSW 10.5 mph at 5:54p
    0.02″ Today
    4.25″ June total

  9. Justin (Brush Prairie) says:

    Also interesting to note that the year whose record we tied, 1944, turned out to feature a blazing summer (and following winter), with several 100+ days at PDX. Just goes to show that a cold trough at this point early in the summer has little bearing on what goes on later.

    • SilentReader says:

      I would think this cold weather bodes well for us this summer. usually early starts to summer in the spring yield poor summers or at least poor starts. Although we are now getting into summer here soon so it better start going.

      Hey as long as it is damp until the 3rd I am happy. I am quite the pyro for the 4th and need the wetness for my display.

  10. sds says:

    Just looked at the telemetry for Timberline at 10PM–8 inches of new snow –32 degrees–snowing hard and continuously with 1.98 in. of moisture in the last 24 hrs.!! CHAINS REQUIRED

  11. wwm says:

    I am curious what the winter was like in 1954 after such a crummy summer, can anyone who has the facts share them?

    I also agree with the thought of farms having a rough year, we were hoping to make some strawberry freezer jam soon, with the weather being bad it is definitly hurting the local strawberries. Gotta have my strawberry freezer jam!!

    • Justin (Brush Prairie) says:

      1954-55 was a pretty average winter. Near average snowfall (4″ for PDX) and no big cold snaps. March 1955 however was the coldest on record and featured some very late season arctic air with a low of 19 on the 4th and a high of 39 on the 25th. 1955 of course turned out to be our coldest year on record.

    • AdamInAumsville says:

      Looks like the winter of 1954-1955 was pretty typical. No arctic out outbreaks. I should note that the summer of 1955 didn’t end up being particularly warm either (albeit warmer than summer 1954). Four days above 90, but they were in pairs and happened in June and September. Lots of 60s and 70s in July and August. Hope we’re not in for two dreary summers! I think we can agree though that our summers seem to have gotten warmer over the past 50 years and maybe this was more typical back then.

  12. RobWaltemate says:

    65 F here at about 3:30 with most west wind gust about 10 mph. The ocean is only about 1 mile away. Cloudy outside right now 9pm

  13. Sifton says:

    There is gonna be no forgetting this spring/summer!

  14. Kyle says:

    According to this:

    What’s so speical about 1954?
    Execpt for no 90F days the rainfall looks pretty normal to me:

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      1954’s special because of how cold it was. I don’t think we have another year on record where the summer was as cold as it was in that year. 2010 has yet to be seen.

    • W7ENK says:

      I think Kyle’s point is that the precip that year was around normal, unlike this year with 200% of normal in May, and 266% of normal (so far) in June. The amount of rain this spring has become ridiculous!

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      W7ENK – He was asking what made it notable, not “well it’s not special because we had a lack of rain.” The sheer fact that we didn’t hit 90 that year made it incredibly special… Not to mention the lack of 80s. The summer was really cold compared to normal and that’s what makes it stand out.

    • W7ENK says:

      Indeed, I agree. But I still think his main point was the lack of excessive rainfall that year, based on his qualitative statement: “the rainfall looks pretty normal to me”.

      Maybe not.

  15. Paul D says:

    More record cold highs!! I love it!!

    The wettest June on record and it’s only the 16th?

    This has got to be one of the weirdest years for weather ever! How do you measure weather weirdness?

  16. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    56° was today’s high temp here.

  17. Christiana in Forest Grove says:

    Went to the Farmer’s Market today and couldn’t believe how little is there. Hubby was grateful for the cool weather till I explained how much it is hurting the farmers. Yeah my stuff isn’t growing and it doesn’t matter but it matters to the farmers.

    Some sun would be nice but then again everyone would complain about how hot it is.

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      You win everything for saying that.

      Yeah, I’ve been worried about farmers and since it looks like we’re not going to get any good weather until July at the earliest, I’m getting REALLY nervous. It’s looking like we’re going to take a regional economic hit thanks to the lack of production coming from farms.

      Are the records really worth it?

    • W7ENK says:

      I planted my stuff about 8 weeks ago now. Corn is supposed to be “Knee high by the 4th of July”, but with only two weeks to go, my corn isn’t even knee-high to my friend’s 2 year old yet… Of my 4 tomato plants, two have a few flowers, one has a single marble-sized ball starting to grow, and one was mowed over by the landscapers a couple weeks ago – the bastards! On the bright side, I found my first few raspberries today, and I’ve had about 2 dozen relatively small but (mostly) ripe strawberries. This year has been really challenging and frustrating!

      Now, about people complaining about it getting too warm? All we really need for the crops to be successful is consistent weather above 75 degrees with some sun, albeit more than we’ve been getting. With temps below 82 and mostly sunny weather, I will personally (verbally) slap anyone who complains about that being “too hot”!

  18. W7ENK says:

    Wait, what??? Another TV station just said that today’s high at PDX was only 58, which would be another record. The temp must have bumped up after ~6:40pm?

  19. Ken says:

    Hi Mark! Can I please have a job working with you. 🙂

  20. Ken says:

    60 in SLE

  21. Ken says:

    Thats twice in a week! Sweet! Its jsut like our record cold high temps.

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