Episode #8 Weather Podcast

It’s online here:  http://nwweatherpodcast.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/episode-8-summer-begins-record-tornadoes-and-nws-meteorologist-steve-todd/

Steph is in for Mark in this episode, while he was attending the AMS Broadcaster Conference in Oklahoma.  They talk about the start of summer, a record year for EF-5 tornadoes in America, reveal our “Cities of the Week,” and talk to Meteorologist in Charge at Portland’s National Weather Service, Steve Todd.

17 Responses to Episode #8 Weather Podcast

  1. bgb41 says:

    We finished with the 3rd least days above 70 by June 30th in any year this month. We have had 19 days so far above 70 in 2011. I had mentioned at the beginning of this month that if PDX had only gotten 9 days above 70 this June would have broken the old record of 16 days set in 1953. But we ended up pulling out of the wet pattern this June which helped us get 13 days above 70 this month putting us out of the all-time record category. In an average year we would have seen 37.4 days above 70 by today. See chart on the below link listing the top 5 least and top 5 most occurrences the past 62 years at Portland Airport.

  2. Yellowstone Trip Days 1/2

    Including: Rainbow, sunset, an elk…and snow!!!!!!!

  3. bgb41 says:

    June 2011 Summary here. We had 10 days where the mean temp was above normal and 19 that were below. There was 1 day that had normal temps. Only 8 days of rainfall (9.3 days is average). 0.73″ of rain was just 43% of normal. This was much better than the record rainfall of June 2010. We had only 13 days above 70 which is below the normal of 19 days. Of course we had those 2 days above 80 (7.4 days is average). See report on below link…

  4. Jbpdx says:

    Any way to get your podcasts included in your iPad app? I can listen on iPad but no controls show up on the screen clicking your link…

  5. bgb41 says:

    6/29/2011 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:81 at Hermiston Munici( 636 ft)
    Low: 64 at Rufus(185 ft) & John Day River B(305 ft)

    High:44 at Timberline Lodge(6001 ft)
    Low: 35 at CRAZYMAN FLAT (6100 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 34 degrees
    Paulina OR (Ore (76/42 ) (3688 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.80″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    0.70″ at RED HILL(4400ft)
    0.63″ at CEDAR(2220ft)

  6. Gresham Rocks says:

    Can someone please answer this question for me if you know it. Why does it just rain here in Gresham? When I check the traffic cameras to see if it is raining anywhere else it’s not. It’s amazing to drive to 174th and it’s not doing a thing. It just makes me mad sometimes.

    • bgb41 says:

      Because Gresham is right at the point where the terrain starts to rise to the east. That small increase in elevation causes the low cloud deck to lift slightly creating rain droplets. That same phenomena occurs in Central-Eastern Clark County as well. I had heavy showers out here at about 6:45pm tonight at BG Lake.

  7. bgb41 says:

    I listened to this yesterday. Brian & Steph did a great job. And it was nice to hear the opinion of Steve Todd.. Thanks a bunch FOX 12 CREW.

  8. Karl Bonner says:


    I love how, in the podcast, the way that Stephanie pronounces the phrase “worst spring EVERRRR!” Of course, here in The Dalles it was far more bearable thanks to more sunshine and the extra rain adding some lushness to the late-spring landscape.

  9. Quite breezy up here, for end of June, with gusts to 33 mph on my home station, feels like september

  10. Roman~Snow-Zone says:


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