Another Gloomy Morning

August 6, 2011

A solid layer of marine clouds into the western valleys again today, although without all the drizzle the eastern suburbs and foothills saw yesterday.  That kept our temps about 5 degrees below average.  Either way a gloomy start to the weekend today, but we should see a slightly faster “burn-off” (water vapor doesn’t burn of course) this afternoon though.

Yesterday the steady drizzle and fog/clouds sent me and the family off to the east end of the Gorge around 10am.  A huge improvement in just about 20 miles to the east.  Same thing today.  If you want sun quickly the next few hours, either head east to Cascade Locks and Hood River in the Gorge, or up to the Cascades Passes or Detroit Lake.  Anywhere east of there is starting sunny this morning. 

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen