I’ve been putting together my yearly recap of our weather for the big winter weather meeting next week. Here is the chart showing snowfall here at PDX the last 11 winters. Click on it for a cleaner view. You can see the effect of the big snow/ice storm back in January 2004, and of course the very snowy December 2008. Otherwise, well, it doesn’t snow much around here! Click on the link for details on the AMS Winter Weather Meeting.
We hit 80 degrees in Portland today. Impressive for October 6th. The last time we hit 80 in October was 2004. It was definitely a bonus day!
Much cooler tomorrow with a southwest flow bringing in marine air and plenty of cloud cover. We wait until Friday evening for a good soaking though. Very good since I currently don’t have a roof on my house! It’s getting replaced right now. The frying pan in the attic below one of the leaking vents was just a little too “Whiskey Tango” even for me. It was time to get those leaks fixed.
Plenty of rain still on the way this weekend, then another dry period for at least the first part of next week.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen