September Looking Like July

July felt like September at times, and now it’s payback time…

Our models have been very consistent the past few days showing the largest weather pattern change we’ve seen in 7 months.  As mentioned NUMEROUS times since March or so, the West Coast has been dominated by some sort of cool upper-level troughing.  During the last half of August this trough has mostly disappeared (not counting this first 3 days of this work week of course).  That allowed temperatures to average out to “normal” for this month for the first time since January.  But now it appears a strong upper-level ridge will build over us and stick around for quite a while.  Most impressive is that all models have the same pattern change, so we have quite high confidence in the big change.

The obvious question would be “didn’t we have major pattern change give us 96 degrees about two weeks ago?“.  We almost did, but the ridging was a bit to our east, and notice the real hot weather only lasted a couple of days at most.  So then the next question might be “just how hot is it going to get?“.  The short answer is that it probably won’t get much above 90 degrees in the next 6-7 days; partially due to the much longer nights and lower sun angle in early September compared to July and the first half of August.  And 90 degrees in September sure doesn’t feel like 90 in midsummer.  That’s due to that lower sun angle and long nights as well.  Temperatures rise and fall quickly in early Fall plus nights are significantly cooler as well.  I should point out we expect it to be very dry (low relative humidity) during this warm spell.

Some models are showing an even warmer pattern that would push us up into record warm territory next Wednesday or Thursday, but that’s a ways off.

The main point is that we have an extended period of very warm or hot September weather on tap, probably 7 days or more.  That includes a cloudless Labor Day Weekend in just about the entire Pacific Northwest.  There may be some low clouds at the ocean beaches by Monday, otherwise cloudless and warm there Saturday and Sunday too.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

168 Responses to September Looking Like July

  1. bgb41 says:

    Today at Brookings… This is the lowest relative humidity I have EVER seen at a coastal location in Oregon
    RH was 5% at 4pm today

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=KBOK&table=1&banner=off

    Currently 15% humidity there at 9pm and still 82.

    • Boydo3 N. Albany 500' says:

      Could be toasty there tomorrow. Then a huge cool off in a day or two. I’d love to be at Brookings when it gets that off shore blow torch!

  2. Ben Randall says:

    That should be warm for the coast

  3. Alex SE-Portland says:

    Anyone hear a loud bang’in sound coming from somwhere N of me? About 5 min ago.

  4. AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    912 PM PDT THU SEP 1 2011

    …HAVE BUMPED UP INLAND HIGHS TO AT LEAST BE 90. EVEN THE COAST LOOKS WARM SATURDAY…AND SHOULD SEE
    PLENTY OF AREAS UP IN THE 80S A WAYS.

    THE OFFSHORE FLOW CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY…LOOKS VERY WARM…AND 850 MB TEMPS SUPPORT IF NOT LOWER 90S THEN AT LEAST MID 90S SUNDAY.

    ONE OTHER ISSUE LATE SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT IS A WEAK UPPER LOW OFF CALIFORNIA BEGINS TO DRIFT NORTHEAST TOWARD SOUTHWEST OREGON. WILL NEED TO WATCH WHETHER THAT CAN SPREAD ANY INSTABILITY OUR WAY EARLY NEXT WEEK…AND IT MAY TAKE A BIT TO MOISTEN UP OUR DRY AIR MASS AFTER THE WEEKEND OFFSHORE WIND EVENT. TOLLESON

    .LONG TERM…A STRONG UPPER RIDGE CONTINUES OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THROUGH THE LONG TERM…WITH THE HIGHEST 500 MB HEIGHTS OF THE SUMMER FOR OUR AREA DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. WILL NEED TO
    WATCH WHETHER A WEAK UPPER LOW OFF CALIFORNIA THAT DRIFTS INTO SOUTHERN OREGON CAN CREATE SOME INSTABILITY NEAR OUR FORECAST AREA…ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS UPPER CIRCULATION GETS LOST UNDER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST UPPER RIDGE AND BEGINS TO MEANDER AROUND WITH LITTLE OR NO STEERING CURRENTS. WILL STILL BE AROUND 90 MOST DAYS INLAND WITH A SHALLOW MARINE LAYER CONFINED TO THE COAST. WITH 500 MB HEIGHTS CLOSE TO 590 DM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY…WE MAY SEE SOME TEMPS INLAND REACH AT LEAST THE UPPER 90S.
    TOLLESON
    &

  5. Ben Randall says:

    Very Good AFD tonight

    .SHORT TERM…A VERY INTERESTING SEVEN DAY PERIOD COMING UP…AT
    LEAST COMPARED TO THIS SUMMER SO FAR.

    FIRST UP IS A DECENT SHORT WAVE MOVING THROUGH SOUTHERN CANADA AND
    CLIPPING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. THE
    FRONTAL BAND WITH THIS SYSTEM LOOKS TO CLIP OUR NORTH COAST ZONES
    LATE TONIGHT AND WE MAY SEE SOME DRIZZLE OR VERY LIGHT RAIN WITH IT.
    THE BAND OF LOW CLOUDS WILL LIKELY PUSH DOWN THE COLUMBIA RIVER INTO
    THE PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREAS TOWARD MORNING ON FRIDAY…
    AND LINGER FOR AT LEAST A FEW HOURS FRIDAY. AN UPPER RIDGE SHARPENS
    OFF THE COAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON…AND SHOULD BRING CLEARING INLAND
    DURING THE AFTERNOON…WITH THE NORTH COAST AREAS SLOWEST TO CLEAR.
    DO NOT SEE MUCH IF ANY LOW CLOUDS IN THE SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY
    FRIDAY…AND TEMPS THERE MAY STILL EXCEED 80 DEGREES.

    ONCE THAT SYSTEM MOVES EAST…THE UPPER RIDGE MOVES OVERHEAD ACROSS
    THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS WILL BRING
    CLEAR SKIES. OFFSHORE PRESSURE GRADIENTS BEGIN TO INCREASE FRIDAY
    NIGHT…WITH SOME EAST WINDS DEVELOPING OVER THE CASCADES AND THE
    COAST RANGE AND IN THE GORGE FRIDAY NIGHT. THE WINDS WILL SPREAD OUT
    INTO THE VALLEYS AND THE COAST SATURDAY AS DAYTIME HEATING AND
    MECHANICAL MIXING ERODE THE STABLE BOUNDARY LAYER. THIS LOOKS LIKE A
    DECENT SUMMER TIME EAST WIND EVENT…BREEZY IN MOST PLACES. WITH
    REALLY NO COOLER AIR EAST OF THE CASCADES…AND 850 MB TEMPS
    SUPPORTING VALLEY TEMPS NEAR 90…HAVE BUMPED UP INLAND HIGHS TO AT
    LEAST BE 90. EVEN THE COAST LOOKS WARM SATURDAY…AND SHOULD SEE
    PLENTY OF AREAS UP IN THE 80S A WAYS.

    THE OFFSHORE FLOW CONTINUES INTO SUNDAY…THEN WEAKENS LATE SUNDAY.
    THE MODELS INDICATE A SEA BREEZE DEVELOPING ALONG THE COAST SUNDAY
    AFTERNOON AS THE UPPER FLOW TURNS LIGHT SOUTHWESTERLY. THE LIGHT
    ONSHORE FLOW WILL POSSIBLY EXTEND INLAND LATE SUNDAY. THIS SHOULD CAP
    THE COASTAL TEMPS SUNDAY…PERHAPS STAYING UNDER 80 IF THE SEA BREEZE
    KICKS IN EARLY ENOUGH…THOUGH THIS IS NOT CERTAIN. INLAND STILL
    LOOKS VERY WARM…AND 850 MB TEMPS SUPPORT IF NOT LOWER 90S THEN AT
    LEAST MID 90S SUNDAY.

    ONE OTHER ISSUE LATE SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT IS A WEAK UPPER LOW OFF
    CALIFORNIA BEGINS TO DRIFT NORTHEAST TOWARD SOUTHWEST OREGON. WILL
    NEED TO WATCH WHETHER THAT CAN SPREAD ANY INSTABILITY OUR WAY EARLY
    NEXT WEEK…AND IT MAY TAKE A BIT TO MOISTEN UP OUR DRY AIR MASS
    AFTER THE WEEKEND OFFSHORE WIND EVENT. TOLLESON

    .LONG TERM…A STRONG UPPER RIDGE CONTINUES OVER THE PACIFIC
    NORTHWEST THROUGH THE LONG TERM…WITH THE HIGHEST 500 MB HEIGHTS OF
    THE SUMMER FOR OUR AREA DURING THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. WILL NEED TO
    WATCH WHETHER A WEAK UPPER LOW OFF CALIFORNIA THAT DRIFTS INTO
    SOUTHERN OREGON CAN CREATE SOME INSTABILITY NEAR OUR FORECAST
    AREA…ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS UPPER CIRCULATION GETS LOST UNDER THE
    PACIFIC NORTHWEST UPPER RIDGE AND BEGINS TO MEANDER AROUND WITH
    LITTLE OR NO STEERING CURRENTS. WILL STILL BE AROUND 90 MOST DAYS
    INLAND WITH A SHALLOW MARINE LAYER CONFINED TO THE COAST. WITH 500 MB
    HEIGHTS CLOSE TO 590 DM WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY…WE MAY SEE SOME
    TEMPS INLAND REACH AT LEAST THE UPPER 90S. TOLLESON
    &&

  6. Punxsutawney aka HIOPHIL says:

    I rather like the 18z GFS. Blazing hot next week with 100 next Wednesday, and then a week later, rain and fall like weather.

    http://wxweb.meteostar.com/sample/sample.shtml?text=KTTD

    • Punxsutawney aka HIOPHIL says:

      Correction 100 next Thursday.

    • I’d be SHOCKED if we hit 100…. For this time of year it’s not just record-breaking, but nearly historic. I would say IF the recent 12/00z GFS and EURO are correct 90-97 seems attainable…

    • Punxsutawney aka HIOPHIL says:

      I would say it is possible, we have been close later in the month, but it would take the perfect setup, the summer version of a big snowfall…say late in February.

    • Boydo3 N. Albany 500' says:

      I wouldn’t be shocked at 100 but surprised. Given the unusual spring/early summer, a hot and dry late summer/early fall would just about average things out. After all, averages are simply a number derived from totals that include extremes both high and low.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      It’s payback time you might say, eh Boydo3?

  7. Muxpux says:

    According to the local paper, no rain
    In august here, in fact, 41 straight days. Though they don’t count “trace” so
    That may be a DQ

    http://m.tdn.com/news/local/article_d222bd7e-d43b-11e0-a712-001cc4c002e0.html

  8. mrtriforce says:

    does anyone know why the *beep* it takes till the lord is coming back miracle for us to get cold weather equal to the length of recent hot weather like this in the last 20 or so odd years?

    i wish dad didn’t turn off the *beep* caps lock system and screwed it around on his computer. 😦 Life sucks.

  9. About what time during the day in September do we start to cool down after hitting our high? I’m guessing maybe 4:00, but not sure. I know I remember quite a few days in 2003 where I used heat and A/C in my car both in the same days driving to and from work. It sounds like a lot more of that is on it’s way. Summer isn’t gonna go away without a BANG!

    Question is, do I dare put in the new A/C in the house, which will involve taking out this old piece of junk out of a custom made and trimmed out hole in the exterior wall and having to frame in the sides.

  10. Expect a record breaking 00z GFS/EURO tonight…. How do I know this? That I can’t tell you. No, really I can’t.

  11. Today’s 6-10 & 8-14 day CPC/NCEP outlooks scream “HOT” and quite prolonged too.


    *Note: The hottest core ‘A’ of the highest probability seen in maroon colors has shifted west 100+ miles and now encompasses PDX as well as a good chunk of western Oregon and Washington.

    • Garron says:

      Well, I’m finally going to get to use my A/C!!!!! And camping season is here too…Wonder if they’ve ever canceled school in Oregon due to excessive heat? They used to do that when temps were to exceed 115 D/F or 45C when I lived over seas.

  12. pappoose in scappoose says:

    The smoke off the fires is switching direction of travel:

    http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/?subset=USA1.2011244.terra.250m

  13. ‎http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORPORTL110

    ———————————————————————————————
    Averages\Extremes for the month of August 2011

    ———————————————————————————————
    Average temperature = 68.1°F
    Average humidity = 58%
    Average dewpoint = 51.0°F
    Average barometer = 29.996 in.
    Average windspeed = 2.5 mph
    Average gustspeed = 3.6 mph
    Average direction = 347° (NNW)
    Rainfall for month = 0.051 in. (Driest August on record)
    Rainfall for year = 26.748 in. (Record rainfall for present year at this time)
    Maximum rain per minute = 0.051 in on day 23 at time 02:07
    Maximum temperature = 95.0°F on day 20 at time 16:14
    Minimum temperature = 51.6°F on day 18 at time 06:27 (Highest minimum for August on record)
    Maximum humidity = 100% on day 24 at time 07:35
    Minimum humidity = 19% on day 16 at time 18:06
    Maximum dewpoint = 64.4°F on day 24 at time 07:35
    Minimum dewpoint = 36.0°F on day 16 at time 15:09
    Maximum pressure = 30.25 in. on day 18 at time 11:05
    Minimum pressure = 29.66 in. on day 20 at time 19:35
    Maximum windspeed = 9.2 mph from 338°(NNW) on day 27 at time 15:39
    Maximum gust speed = 15.0 mph from 338°(NNW) on day 27 at time 16:35
    Maximum heat index = 91.7°F on day 20 at time 16:14

    Avg daily max temp :80.0°F
    Avg daily min temp :57.6°F
    Total windrun = 1890.4miles

    Record low wind chill temperature = 51.6 on day 18 at time 06:19
    Record daily rain = .05” on day 23
    Record rain in 1 hour = 0.05” on day 23 at time 02:07
    Warmest day (6am to 6pm) = 78.9 on day 21
    Coldest night (6pm to 6am) = 59.4 on day 10
    Coldest day (6am to 6pm) = 62.9 on day 29
    Warmest night (6pm to 6am) = 75.2 on day 21

    ———————————–
    Daily rain totals
    ———————————–
    00.05 in. on day 23

  14. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Looks like tropical storm Lee (soon to be apparently) may put the reporters in the field before long (with chest waders on). Models are confused as to where Lee’s going though:

  15. 12z Euro guidance for PDX
    850 temps are for 5 pm PDT each day.
    850 temps, highs

    Today: 12.5c, highs 75-80.
    Fri: 13c, highs 75-80
    Sat: 19c, highs near 90.
    Sun: 20.5c, highs 92-95.
    Mon: 20c, highs 90-95.
    Tue: 23.5c, highs 93-98.
    Wed: 25c, highs 97-102.

    HOT…. and in the believable 6-7 day range.. You may as well call this a done deal with perhaps minor tinkering up/down of temps.

    Thanks to Chris Callais for the Euro guidance data.

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      Well, it was bound to happen eventually. All good things (this summer in my opinion) must come to an end.

  16. 12z EURO is going to be a sizzler…. Be prepared.

  17. Garron says:

    After a down right chilly low of 47.1 this morning, the temp has recovered to a heavenly 66.6 as of right now…

  18. bgb41 says:

    Here is a chart ranking some of the warmest September’s at PDX since 1941. Will 2011 get to be added to this list somehow??

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

      Very likely imho.

      Looking at most of the years you mentioned and the following winters, here’s the PDX snowfall amounts, and ENSO status. Forecast at the moment is for a weak to moderate Nina.

      74-75, .1″, Weak Nina
      90-91, 1.9″, Nuetral
      91-92, 0.0″, Big Nino
      94-95, 5.4″, Nino
      95-96, 6.2″, Weak Nina

      I like 67-68 as well 10.9″ and a Weak Nina. 1967-68 was during a negative PDO period like we appear to be in now. Going farther back in history during a negative PDO regime, 1952 had a very warm fall. No snow that winter but the ocean conditions were slight Nino.

  19. Mike near Clackamas Town Center says:

    Mark, I have a question. Is it possible for temps to make it into the upper 90’s in early September with 850 MB temps 20-22C & near calm winds at the surface??

  20. phil in Beaverton says:

    Just curious: Does the kind of ridge we see building over the West Coast next week have implications for hurricanes in the Atlantic and Gulf? (either making conditions more or less favorable for hurricane development) Do we have any historic data on this sort of thing?

  21. bgb41 says:

    ‎15 degrees at Deschutes Portable this morning. Here is a list of stations that got below freezing this morning in Oregon. Meanwhile, low of 61 this morning in Brookings is the leading signal for the coming thermal trough.

  22. bgb41 says:

    Click on the link to see my weather station data.. Updated through Aug 31 2011. 5 years of history

    http://www.brianschmit.com/Climate/ClarkCounty/BGLakeData/Battle_Ground_Lake_Climate_Data.htm

  23. 12z GFS. How does potentially 8-10 90+ days in a row sound?

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      Absolutely miserable! Actually, if the temps cool off quickly when the sun goes down and we get into the 50s for lows, it will be bearable.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      I thought 7 over 85 would be epic. Sounds like EXTREME fire-danger if such a situation did come to pass.

  24. Cgavic @ 1,100 ft says:

    Sunny and 55 degs

  25. DELXV says:

    Looks like an extended fire season ahead..not unusual for Sept.

    • Boydo3 N. Albany 500' says:

      I remember back packing in late Sept when we were surrounded by fires. Sept. is often the big month for fires.

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

    Well all I want to say is “Bleah!”, it is now fall after all.

    On a positive side:

    The forecast for the next two weeks pretty much guarantees that the tomatoes, peppers and grapes here will all finish ripening, without being covered in mold like last year.

    I will have plenty of time to “patch” my LP Siding (sigh… 😦 ) and finish painting projects around the house. Some oak firewood that fell into my lap may be dry enough to burn by the time it’s cool enough to use.

    Per the 06z GFS text, no need to carry rain gear when riding my bike.

    On another note:

    06z shows a 100 degree high temp on the 10th. Even though that’s later than the latest 100 degree temp at PDX, I think that’s at least theoretically possible with very high upper heights and just the right amount of east wind. KHIO had a high of 98 on Sept 15th 1981 which is very close.

    And finally:

    KHIO has not had measurable rain since July 25th, so as of Aug 31st, we have now gone 37 days without measurable rainfall. The 06z GFS and frankly, most of the last 48 hours of model runs don’t indicate any credible chance of rain here for the next two weeks. If we get to the 13th, this year’s streak will be tied for the 10th longest dry spell since 1930. These fall ridges can hang around for quite a while.

  27. bgb41 says:

    Hit 43 this morning at BG Lake… This was the coolest morning since July 9th when it was 42.

  28. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Hahaah! Surprisingly HOT Saturday?

    http://rodhillforecast.com/weather/7-day-forecast-video.html

    • Garron says:

      I like the “….could be WELLL into the nineties for saturday…” Time to go to BGB’s record books to see what we need for highs this month, I think this will be a verrrrry interesting Augtember!!!!

  29. Muxpux says:

    45 for the low here in Longview, 41 up in castle rock. Brrr. Got some sunshine this morning.

    This heatwave couldn’t come at a better time. Gonna do some camping up on hood canal and do some boating, bbq’n, Drinkin, and watching college football. Have fun and be safe everyone!!

  30. pappoose in scappoose says:

    “Now it’s payback time”. I like the sound of that, Mark. And the 69 million dollar question comes next, “just how hot is it going to get”. This is the fun part. Can’t just talk about it now, time to throw the numbers out there. Here’s the latest off the 7-day forecasts. KPTV wins the bravery prize with a 92.

    SAT SUN MON TUES WED

    KPTV 90 88 85 88 92
    KGW 90 89 88 90 91
    KOIN 90 91 86 86 87
    KATU 89 90 87 88 91

    Moral of the story = HOT
    (With cool nights I hope)

    • Garron says:

      I’m still thinking that triple digits in the valleys’ somewhere over the next week or so. I’d be real surprised if we didn’t get some 100’s out of a pattern that shows it self with the “DEATH RIDGE” heat signature over a week out.

  31. Boydo3 N. Albany 500' says:

    So I logged onto the NCEP site to view the latest GFS and got re-directed to the new site. Is it just me or does this new site seem more confusing. Also I couldn’t find a product that goes out past 8 days. How am I going to get my lala land predictions?

  32. Derek Hodges says:

    Hope you guys enjoy the hot weather. Its been to have it now then in the winter. Here in Utah its been roasting hot for the last week but a cold front kicked through last night so temps should fall into the mid 80s today

  33. 43.1 here this morning, my coolest temp since June 26th.

  34. August 2011 at Battle Ground

    Highest High: 92.1, 20th
    Lowest Low: 45.4, 16th
    Highest Wind: W 24, 4th
    Most Precip: 0.11″, 22nd

    Total Precip: 0.15″ (-0.73″)

    Avg High: 77.5
    Avg Low: 52.8
    Mean: 65.2

    7th consecutive month with below average high and mean temps (when compared to KVUO’s averages)
    9 days with lows in 40s

  35. pappoose in scappoose says:

    HOLD THE TRAIN! The NWS has decided to get on board:

    National Weather Service Portland or
    244 am PDT Thursday Sep 1 2011

    Synopsis…transition to warmer temperatures will be the big story
    over the next week with temperatures exceeding 90 f a few times. No precipitation in sight and east winds at times will make early
    September feel more like the middle of a normal July.

  36. mrtriforce says:

    sorry for the weird capitals because I am forced to be on my parents computer which dad did something to the caps lock he told me but I cannot remember what.

    my old name mr triforce appeared when I tried typing my name in.

  37. pgiorgio says:

    testing..

  38. Karl Bonner says:

    I’m also excited, but the REAL potential excitement is still on the horizon: whether or not this major upper-level regime change continues into late September and October and gives us unusually warm temps then as well. Given how cold April and May were relative to seasonal norms, it’s always worth wondering just how warm September and October could end up being when all is said and done, assuming this ridge hangs out for most of the 2-month period.

    • Chuck on Mt Scott says:

      Bring on the ridge for 2 months. I will forgive Mother Nature for
      a few months she gave us crummy weather 🙂

  39. bgb41 says:

    8/31/2011 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:82 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft) & NORTH FORK MALHE(3270 ft) & Ontario Municipa(2188 ft)
    Low: 62 at BULLY CREEK RESE(2500 ft) & DW6470 Ontario(2150 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:40 at MT HOOD TEST SIT(5400 ft)
    Low: 25 at KLAMATH NWR (4531 ft ) & CRAZYMAN FLAT (6100 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 45 degrees
    KLAMATH NWR (70/25 ) (4531 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.10″ at SADDLE MOUNTAIN(3250ft)
    0.08″ at MEARES Cape Mear(1421ft)

  40. bgmike says:

    Summary for August 2011
    Temperature (°F):
    Mean (1 minute) 66.2
    Mean (min+max) 67.1
    Mean Minimum 53.9
    Mean Maximum 80.4
    Minimum 45.9 day 16
    Maximum 96.3 day 20
    Highest Minimum 63.7 day 23
    Lowest Maximum 67.8 day 09
    Air frosts 0
    Rainfall (in):
    Total for month 0.13
    Wettest day 0.08 day 22
    High rain rate 0.36 day 22
    Rain days 2
    Wind (mph):
    Highest Gust 17.4 day 04
    Average Speed 1.6
    Wind Run 1196.8 miles
    Gale days 0
    Pressure (mb):
    Maximum 1017.8 day 18
    Minimum 1002.1 day 20

  41. My vegetable garden will love the heat. Maybe I get a few more red tomatoes out of this heat wave.

    If it is going to be hot. Much better in September cause as Mark pointed out it doesn’t stay hot as long.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      I’m doing great in the tomato department as well. My sister has more tomatoes turning red than she can eat. It’s a problem I’ve been happy to assist with. Can’t beat it, nieces and nephews weed the garden and I eat the tomatoes! Hahaah!

  42. Mike near Clackamas Town Center says:

    I can live with near 90 temps for a while 🙂

  43. bgb41 says:

    I will be the first to say it… I am very excited about this hot spell.

    • Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

      I will be the first to say… I’m not very excited about this hot spell.

      Enjoy you hot weather junkies because once this heat wave is over we are headed into fall weather!

    • Paul D says:

      I don’t like the hot spell either. The past three days have been absolutely wonderful. The only good thing about the heat is that I just got a new heat pump installed yesterday, so it’ll cost me less to keep cool.

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