Happy Birthday Steph!

Stephanie Kralevich’s birthday is today…I thought I’d be clever and pick her some nice-smelling lilies from the garden and bring them in (it’s the thought that counts!).  But then I show up and there’s a much larger pile of flowers already there!  She was nice enough to hold up both for a slightly blurry cell-phone pic.   Wish her a happy birthday yourself if you are a Facebook or Twitter person.   We work together about 4 hours each weekday and she’s a wonderful co-worker.  You just have to ignore the pile of food, snuggies, purses etc…  We do have TWO sides to the weather center!

  There IS a weather angle to her birthday.  Here’s a picture from Stephanie’s 3rd birthday party…that would be August 9, 1981.  Sound familiar?  That was the 105 degree day inbetween the two 107 degree days.  She looks hot in these pictures (the red face) doesn’t she?  Shoveling that birthday cake right on in…

We are doing some major open-model surgery to the 7 Day forecast right now…apparently you can ignore almost everything I said about the long range forecast in last night’s 10pm show!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

23 Responses to Happy Birthday Steph!

  1. Looks to me that Mark was being pressured to post a pic of Stephanie in a swimsuit and finally caved!

    Enjoy the heat wave everyone, time to get down to the river for some external cooling, maybe throw in a little internal cooling as well, good night everyone.

  2. Sifton says:

    Happy B-Day Steph!!! You have to be 1 of the most beautiful 32 years young woman I have EVER seen!!

  3. Derek Hodges says:

    00z Nam takes a bullet of 500mb energy overhead tomorrow with NNE flow aloft.

  4. …weather related in the fact it wouldn’t have happened if it was raining:
    a hot air balloon just landed next door….about a half mile or so before some major bpa lines….

  5. O.C.Paul says:

    Happy Birthday Steph!

    Ah, the summer of 81. I worked a booth at the Waterfront Classics one of those 107 degree days.
    Good times.

    Today is, on average, as hot as it gets all summer.
    The average temp is 84. It didn’t break the upper 60’s here.

    Joe Bastardi is calling for a cold, snowy winter for the Great Plains and the PNW. Lots of Arctic invasions.

    Can’t believe how fast we did a 180 from the Nino.
    Crikey, THAT’S a boomarang!

  6. Battle Ground Brian says:

    Only a high of 62.9 here at BG Lake today. The last time it was this cool was July 4th when I had a pathetic 62.6 max temp. Looking forward to the sun and heat coming.

  7. Justin (Brush Prairie) says:

    To Ryan

    Not sure what you were looking at there this morning. The 06z GFS very clearly shows a major heatwave for Potland this weekend

    You can clearly see 850mb temps there are approaching 24c. Model consensus is growing for a big heat event beginning this weekend.

    • Justin (Brush Prairie) says:

      Whoops, I meant Portland there. Although Potland would be as appropriate a typo as any.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      He was probably looking at the IGES gridpoint data. It was not working from the 6z run Saturday night until the 12z run this morning. Even I glanced at the 6z data briefly this morning and noticed it didn’t match the maps well (real cool for what the maps were showing).

  8. Battle Ground Brian says:


    Thanks for being a friend on facebook, you are a very attractive woman. Happy B-day..

  9. Only reached 64.4° today for a high…..Might be longing for this if the updated models come to pass…

  10. Ken says:

    Happy Birthday!

  11. Ken says:

    Stephanie is as Hot as it was in 81! 🙂

  12. chris s says:

    Happy birthday Stephanie 🙂 sure is quiet on here..

    • Runrain says:

      I think many of us are distracted by her picture…!

    • Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

      Uh..er…..weather. Yes it is hot in here! I mean quiet.
      Hmmm……… weather…the models are still clinging to the “death ridge”. Begin to prepare now, before its too late!

  13. umpire says:

    Happy Birthday, Stephanie – I can’t believe Mark is dissing your space – what with his bicycle and gardening tools 🙂

    So, Mark, will you and Stephanie be playing “Good Weather, Bad Weather” forecaster? The way the models flip flop, you could alternate forecasts.

  14. cgavic says:

    roller coaster weather ride for northwestern oregon.

    clouds, clouds, 63 degs. for a two-day weekend?

    90 – 95 degs. then we’re back to clouds, clouds, 63 degs.


    that’s why one or two days a month I slip over to sisters oregon, where I will retire.

    the only thing to look forward to then, is cold winter nights.

    It’s 63 degs, clouds, and a little spit (light rain).

  15. Runrain says:

    Heading over to Lakeview (yes, Lakeview) this weekend to visit a college buddy who just moved there (yes, MOVED THERE!) Hoping those thunderstorms that were forecast originally for the westside come to fruition on the southeast side. Of course, I will be a dutiful weather blog active reporter from there if there is anything to report. Just hope my iphone has signal strength in “Oregon’s Tallest Town”!

  16. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    Happy Birthday Step!! May be a little damp later today…

    Cool 63° currently

  17. W7ENK says:

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

    • W7ENK says:

      And, don’t worry Mark. Just keep a copy of last night’s forecast on back up. The way things are going with the models, you may re-implement yesterday’s forecast again tomorrow… 😕

  18. Rob L. says:

    Happy birthday from all of us at ItsJustDeals.com! Hope you have a great day!

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