Happy Halloween!

This pic seems appropriate for this weekend.  Landon Webster had a big carving job ahead of him; but how many of us had a chance to get INSIDE our pumpkin?  Well, hopefully he doesn’t have seeds in his ears now.

Real quiet weather this weekend…one weak cold front moves through Saturday night, but now it appears that Sunday is going to be dry.  A warm front gives us some light rain at some point Monday, although our RPM model keeps the rain just to the north.

The first week of November should be very mild and more dry than wet.

Have a good weekend!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

167 Responses to Happy Halloween!

  1. muxpux says:

    .67″ here in longview. .27 of that in one hour between 1 and 2pm.

    peak gust of 33mph at 5:30am.

    check out the olympic rain shadow:

    Quillayute: 3.22″ (60hr total)
    Hoquiam: 2.17″ (60hr total)

    Oak Harbor: .23″ (72hr total) also wind gust to 45mph
    Port Angeles: .86 (72hr total)

  2. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    0.25″ rain the past hour….0.45″ total


  3. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    18Z teases with a good shot of cold air at the end of the run. Alas, it is at the end of the run.

    525 THKNS & -4C @ 850mb.

    Pretty good amount of moisture with that as well. It would get the snow level down into the 1000′ level.

  4. Yevpolo1990 says:

    Finally we will see some quite low 850mb temps, -2/-3 with a strong east winds (if the gorge is cool) in january could bring snow, but too early for now…

  5. Cherie in Vernonia says:

    As of 3PM we have had 1″ of rain at Timber Jct & no wind at all

  6. jackfrost says:

    I’m surprised there’s no talk about the flooding going on. 101 in Seaside is under water and I’m sure there’s lots more flooding going on. A flood advisory is in effect for the north coast areas through 7:45 tonight.

  7. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    Currently 63° after a high of 65 an hour or so ago.

    0.07″ rain so far…Highest WS was 23mph…

  8. Punxsutawney (aka HIOPHIL) at work by Sunset High elev ~280' says:

    Top gust at my station 30mph today which is quite respectable.

    .05″ of rain since midnight. Meanwhile just two miles northwest at KHIO, there is .10″ of rain. Meanwhile, Forest Grove is at about a 1/2 inch. Shows where the boundry out here between wet and dry is so far today.

    • Punxsutawney (aka HIOPHIL) at work by Sunset High elev ~280' says:

      As soon as I post this the dividing line surges inland. Now raining most places around PDX.

  9. washington observer says:

    My Wild Blue internet connection was down this morning because of the storm in Seattle.
    Not sure why that affected me.
    I am a dark drizzly 53 degrees here in Glenwood.
    I finished up my October Leaves picture album. I did this for my own information, but I thought the last picture I took at the end of yesterday was interesting.
    Maybe even a bit ominous looking.


    • Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

      Nice photo! We were in Parkdale yesterday and watched the clouds and rain move in. Interesting clouds around the mountain yesterday afternoon, too.

  10. A nice warm, dry and breezy day so far. Temps between 66° and 68° around my town.

  11. Snow-Zone/Monmouth-Elv200' says:

    Wind is really blowing out here.

  12. Joshua says:

    Anyone know if the rain is supposed to spread east anytime soon? I can see on the radar that areas a little west of me (Lake Oswego)are going consistent precipiattion and I am getting jealous and I feel left out. Thank you!

  13. Garron near washington square says:

    Looks like we might get a lil NW flow by the very end of the model run, and even a “chance” of some snow. Ok, who had November 16th for their first snow fall guess???


    • Garron near washington square says:

      Looking at the GFS precip type, it shows us getting some blue stuff!!! Wish casting at it’s very finest.

    • Battle Ground Brian says:

      850mb temps only drop to -3C so snow not likely yet.

    • Rookie says:

      Darn. I have January 16th.

    • Garron near washington square says:

      Brian, how low do we have to go to get snow, 850MB wise?

    • Punxsutawney (aka HIOPHIL) at work by Sunset High elev ~280' says:

      I’d say at this time of year at least -7 to -8 to be getting to a good chance. Since the sun angle is low and the days are short, maybe we get lucky with the right setup at -6.

      You also want to see thicknesses below 528dm.

    • Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

      More important is 850mb temps. -10 or Lower gets us snow. -7 is a borderline event this time of year.

    • Gidrons says:

      At my elevation, around 1000’in hills above Scappoose, -6C is snow, sometimes -5. I think for the Portland heat bubble and excluding a cold dry gorge wind, you need -8C or lower.

    • Garron near washington square says:

      Thanks all, that gives me something to shoot and hope for.

  14. W7ENK says:

    WOO HOO!!! Full on storm at the beach! The waves are angry, a couple wind gusts over 75 mph earlier (most around 60), power’s trying to go out, and there’re sirens everywhere… this is FUN! 🙂 I don’t want to go home today.


    I may have to forgo my traditional farewell walk on the beach??? 😕

    • Garron near washington square says:

      I’m so glad you got your storm! It’s been a blustery day here, but nothing too exciting. Take it in for us!!!!

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Wow, sounds like a walk on the beach would be a sand blasting fun episode. Type of thing us weather weenies love!

    • washington observer says:

      I’m happy for you.
      Make sure you have some drinking water and snackies in case the power goes out.
      I think Mr. Wrath’s windstorm was an All Hallows Day storm instead of Halloween.

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



    Does anyone know of someone in Newport who could take this over? If not, the plug could be getting pulled on a 120 yr old station. 😦 If you know of anyone in Newport who would be interested in keeping this location alive, please contact Jonathan Wolfe at the Portland office of the National Weather Service. He can be reached at: Jonathan.Wolfe@noaa.gov ASAP!

    See e-mail below

    Steve Pierce
    Vice President, Oregon Chapter of the AMS


    Sorry for the delay getting back to you. The Newport COOP is located at the Fire Station in downtown Newport. Interest in the COOP program at the station has diminished over the years and the previous OPL considered closing the station on several occasions. Each time, the observers said they would do better, but that usually does not last long. A new COOP was established at Newport 3N in September 2008 and has been doing an excellent job. Newport 3 N in about 100 feet higher in elevation, 3 miles north and perhaps 1/2 mile further inland, but the previous OPL considered it fairly representative of the Newport area.

    I don’t like closing a 120 year old station, but unless I can find a replacement observer within Newport, that is what I will have to do. In the meantime, Newport 3 N is a pretty good substitute.

    Gerald Macke, OPL PQR

  16. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Check out the temp spike at Vancouver! New record high for my station (was 62.7 in 2008). Have seen as high as 72 back in 1999. No records for the reporting stations though…


    • Battle Ground Brian says:

      Never got above 57 out here at BG Lake because the rain hit much quicker as the front sags southeast.

  17. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Cooler next weekend…The 6z was showing something similar, but the 12z looks really nice!

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