Monday PM: Slightly Cooler Today

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.


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.

32 Responses to Monday PM: Slightly Cooler Today

  1. Hal In Aims says:

    Currently a hazy 112 in Hells Canyon with a couple large buildups in the distance….Just a light breeze…

  2. Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

    This is my 5th straight day camping on the toutle river in castle rock. Lots of beer, hotdogs, fireworks, sunscreen, and “green” festivities. Love summer. Only floated the river once though. I feel it’s always a gamble haha.

  3. BoringOregon says:

    Hey hey that’s cool Mike Bette’s talks on his twitter account that.
    Mike Bettes ‏@TWCMikeBettes 9h
    Last day of 90s in Portland, OR today.

  4. Started off at 59 this morning, which is better than the 63 yesterday.

    I don’t mind the heat nearly as much when it isn’t so humid!

  5. June 2013 in Battle Ground (Minnehaha)
    Highest High: 94.1, 30th (98.7, 30th)
    Lowest Low: 39.5, 10th (46.1, 1st)
    Highest Wind: WNW 18, Several dates (SW 20, 18th)
    Most Precip: 0.51″, 24th (0.34″, 13th)

    Total Precip: 2.54″ (1.61″)

    Avg High: 75.2 (76.4)
    Avg Low: 50.9 (53)
    Mean: 63 (64.7)

  6. Hal In Aims says:

    112 here in Hells Canyon yesterday. Maybe warmer today. Currently 76 at 7:30 am. 80’s back home will require long sleeves in a few days.

  7. schmit44 says:

    7/1/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:114 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)
    Low: 82 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    High:61 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 50 at CRANE PRAIRIE (5500 ft ) & CRAZYMAN FLAT (6100 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 48 degrees
    EW2055 Prairie C (102/54 ) (3547 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.04″ at BEND WATERSHED(5330ft)
    0.04″ at RIDDLE MTN.(6352ft)

  8. Today in The Dalles I did my annual “Hot Car Experiment.” Temps in the Toyota 1983 pickup were in the mid 120s after sitting in the late afternoon sun. I lasted 36 minutes, and hopped out when my pulse got up around 120 bpm.

  9. WEATHERDAN says:

    Looks like after a brief cool down ( 80-85 ) Friday and Saturday we ramp back up on Sunday into next week to the upper 80,s to the mid 90,s. Looks like above normal temps and bone dry until at least the 17th. So far this is the warmest start to summer since 1992. Other summers that come to mind are 1994, 1967, and 1958. 1967 is interesting because we had 4 very cool summers in a row from 1962-1965. Then a warm summer in 1966. Then the super warm summer in 1967. This time around we had two cool summers in 2010 and 2011, then a warmer summer last year in 2012. Now a hot start to summer this year. Enjoy the heat while we have it because October will be here before we know it.

    • BoringOregon says:

      Wonder if it’s the start of a Indian summer?

    • runrain says:

      ’67 was amazing. One of the weather extreme periods that initialized my weather geekdom!

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Hahaah! It’s always an Indian summer here in the land of gravelly plains!

    • alohabb says:

      Are we allowed to say Indian summer?? LOL

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      It looks like it will be well down into the 70s Friday and Saturday. Nice and refreshing. Then maybe warming up again next week.

      And I would be careful about taking that 17-day output at face value, Dan. 🙂

      • Mark Nelsen says:

        Just this ONE time I’ll agree with you Jesse. A trough like that swinging through in early July means a pretty decent push. That’s why I took the 80+ temps off. I see other forecasts still have all 80+ though.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:


    • 2011 was the best “Indian summer” we’ve had in recent years, where it starts out chilly and then turns hot by September.

  10. BoringOregon says:

    Just amazing weather got to love it, even better for the pumpkin plants !

  11. halverbk says:

    Thanks for the good news!

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      Indeed! Although, it’s hard to get excited about still being uncomfortable outdoors and indoors (no AC). I cannot fathom how some of you like this weather. I love weather extremes like all of you, but just plain hot and sunny doesn’t qualify in my opinion. To each his own

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      It’s just about the extremes for me, just like any other weather extreme. Although this is the one time of year when you can walk outside at 7am or 10pm and it’s WARM. Just like in a big arctic blast it’s fun to go outside and feel the cold. But no one actually likes sitting out in cold weather (hypothermia).

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      I agree with the cold part because it is very easy to go back inside to the warmth or layer up. The heat is much more difficult to escape. I would love to have been in Death Valley yesterday to experience the near 130 degree temp, but only if I knew I could escape it after a few minutes. Maybe I just need to pony up and get central AC at some point.

    • runrain says:

      In my opinion, the pain is worth sitting out on the deck at 10pm sipping a chilly one!

    • JJ78259 says:

      I did not have central air in my home in milwaukie but moving to Texas now we two new complete systems I have to say it is something you should get, makes sleeping so much better 74 is much better the 84 to 88 my house used to get up to in a hot spell, pretty cool!

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