The Fox12 Weather Blog began on November 30th, 2005 right here. We started it, by chance, on a day when a Winter Storm Warning was up for the Metro area and stations were trumpeting the “big storm” on the way. Some were expecting 2-6″! I disagreed and was all alone. It didn’t even seem close to me. As I recall it was significantly warmer in the Columbia Basin that night than what we see over there right now. My boss kept coming in and saying “are you sure???”. The pressure was on big-time. We even did something we have never done since. Wayne put together video and forecasts from the 3 other TV stations and did a comparison of the wildly different forecasts. Viewers just loved it, like a one-stop forecast.
I had a sleepless night; but Portland woke up to rain showers with a dusting on the top of the West Hills (at best). It never snowed.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen