Feels Like Fall!

It sure looks chilly the next few days…and today was the “warm up” to the Fall-Like weather.  Lots of 40’s in the metro area and I see even a few upper 30s.  It appears even Hillsboro may have hit the upper 30s briefly…we’ll know after 11am.   The weather maps look more like early Fall too…cool to very warm to cool again in just a 7 day period.  Something for everyone and the threat of consecutive days of summer heat are over.

Just in case you have a LOT of time and want to know what I’ve spent my days off doing the last few weeks, here’s a link to the Chicken Coop page.  I’m almost ready to go back to work and sit in a chair again.  I’ll be back Monday.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

243 Responses to Feels Like Fall!

  1. Battle Ground Brian says:

    08-23-2010 Oregon Temperature Extremes

    Warmest:
    High: 94 at Brookings, Buckhorn Springs & Central Point
    Low: 63 at Port Orford

    Coolest:
    High: 52 at Mt Howard (el 8150)
    Low: 22 at Klamath NWR

    Largest Diurnal Change: 59 degrees

    Klamath NWR (81/22)

  2. Battle Ground Brian says:

    BG Lake Today

    High: 81.6 Low: 43.7

  3. Aleta-West Gresham says:

    Here’s an interesting tidbit. I was told that there is a weed in Alaska that they use for the different seasons. This year the weed started growing with snow on the ground, apparently unusual. When fall comes the stem starts changing color, this year it changed very quickly. When winter is around the corner the bloom changes color, the bloom has already changed color. They think the person from Alaska that told them this is in Kodiac or Anchorage. Don’t know if this is a sign for us but it was interesting.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Just another wake up call to the fact that we are going to be slammed by the Siberian Express. (plants and bees have no reason to argue).

  4. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    I see a couple of fires, one in central Oregon and one in far SW Oregon, both with smoke blowing offshore…

    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?vis1km_west_full+6

  5. cgavic says:

    well, with all the research i’ve done on our northwest oregon weather this year, and doing research on what could happen this fall/winter…

    it looks like we’re in for another la nina…all of the models, reports, stats, ocean water temps, etc. are indicating this trend..

    what’s further interesting, an article posted in The Oregonian with regards to the oregon coast…the title was “the coast is clear.” the subject was on the countless days of marine clouds and westward breeze at the coast…cool this summer.

    and similar conds in the portland/metro area.
    a moonscape?

    the last two weeks have seen a change, though, in the weather…back to what we had two years ago, before the la nina set in.

  6. pappoose in scappoose says:

    I see I’m on moderation, hope I didn’t step over the line somehow. I do have a bad habit of speaking my mind before thinking.

  7. Rich says:

    What a perfect day! This is the day we should remember when winter “blues” set in and the rain doesn’t stop, yada yada.
    5 PM
    76.2 degrees
    Humidity 40 %
    DP 51 %
    Prune Hill, Camas

  8. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    Wave goodbye to Summer folks! After Wednesday the 18Z makes Summer eat a bullet.

  9. BrandonInNWSuburbia says:

    Gorgeous day out there!

  10. Pete says:

    So many great weather geeks here, gotta ask: Is TEAM MONEY (DEVALUED) going to get wet during the Hood to Coast relay this weekend?

    We start @ 6:30 p.m. Friday @ Timberline
    Trundle through Portland 1 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday
    Hit the St. Helens area maybe around 5 a.m.
    Then head westward through the coastal range toward Seaside, arriving sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

    Love to hear what folks think the weather will hold for us.

    Thanks.

    • Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

      The Eight Ball says “your future is clouded”.
      Might get wetish.
      Could be and so will my family picnic in Neskowin!

    • Pete says:

      Yep, looking cool and damp but maybe hit or miss on the showers? From the latest PDX forecast discussion: “THE MODELS ARE SUGGESTING THAT THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR A FEW RAIN SHOWERS OVER THE WEEKEND. THE TIMING ON THESE WOULD LIKELY DEPEND ON WHEN THE SHORTWAVES PASS THROUGH.”

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