Monday PM: Slightly Cooler Today

July 1, 2013

1pm temps are running 2-5 degrees cooler than yesterday at the same time, and we started a bit warmer as well.  That’s a sign we’ve lost the very weak offshore flow we had yesterday morning.  Yesterday the pressure gradient through the Gorge was flat at midday, today it’s up to 3.5 millibars PDX-DLS.  Nature’s air conditioner (Pacific Ocean) is keeping us from having a major heatwave this time around.

PLOT_Temps_Metro

Still, we’ll top out in the 90-95 degree range today.  Hot, but nothing too unusual for July.  But what a warm night…66 was the low at PDX.

I’m doing all the shows today so no time for a bunch of tech-talk and maps, maybe later.