Vacation Time II

This is just to keep the comment post ability going while I am on vacation.  Not that many comments show up in mid-summer!

Incredibly nice, but dead weather continues.  Thinner morning cloud cover the next few days means warmer, then probably cooler the 2nd half of this upcoming week.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

71 Responses to Vacation Time II

  1. ryan says:

    Hi. I have been doing some research on climate change lately and I was curious if any one can give me any info on geo -engineering or solar radiation management or if anyone here even knows that its happening. Any input will be appreciated. Thanks

  2. BoringOregon says:

    Welcome Back Mark !!

  3. WEATHERDAN says:

    Not that I need to explain anything to you Jesse, but last night on the Cola-Grads site there was a hot spell forecasted for next week. It is gone today however. Jesse this is supposed to be a site dedicated to the open and free exchange of ideas. Not to bash somebodies comments. If your goal is to provoke me into an online outburst you have failed. I really do feel sorry for you Jesse. Maybe you should seek professional help with your hostility issues. I really do wish you well, and if you feel the need to belittle me I understand. Your friend WEATHERDAN, peace.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      No hostility issues here, friend. 🙂 I just appreciate honesty. When you’re dishonest and make up forecasts it confuses people, like what happened today. I hope you find your way as well and do your best to work on the fibbing issue. The weather is going to do what it’s going to do, making up stories about what’s going to happen won’t change anything.

      Your friend, and brother, in Christ.

      -Jesse

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      That last sentence was totally inappropriate,

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      😦

  4. Karl Bonner says:

    If I was a weather anchor returning from vacation, I’d say the big story the past 2 weeks was the consistent temperature disparity between Portland and the southern Valley…

  5. runrain says:

    How hot is this potential hot spell looking next week?

  6. BoringOregon says:

    I wonder if that, Tropical Storm Flossie could get in are jet stream. If it moves north a little !?!

  7. WEATHERDAN says:

    It just doesn’t get much better than this. Wall to wall sunshine in Salem on Sunday and a high of 80 degrees. This week could be interesting with an upper low moving into our area from the southwest. Looks pretty weak though, so my bet for us is just some mid level clouds. Better chance for convection over the Cascades and further East. Then next week looks like another hot spell. If August is as hot as July this will be the hottest summer in Salem since 1967. I was 13 that summer and started keeping a daily weather journal which I have kept every day since then. That’s 46 years of weather record keeping, not bad. I have since gone and researched Salem’s weather records all the way back to 1892 when the weather bureau started keeping them. An insane hobby, but one that I thoroughly enjoy. Have a pleasant week fellow weather geeks, and let’s hope we see some active weather this week.

    • runrain says:

      I remember ’67 and parallel your interest level since that time. Haven’t kept records though.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Where are you seeing the hot spell next week WeatherDan? Out with it.

      It’s fine to admit you’re just making it up because you want one to happen. 😉

  8. schmit44 says:

    7/28/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:96 at ALKALI FLAT(2495 ft) & LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)
    Low: 70 at JUNIPR(359 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:50 at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160 ft)
    Low: 25 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 53 degrees
    Sand Creek (US 9 (82/29 ) (4525 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.07″ at PRARIE CITY(3753ft)

  9. David B. says:

    Spent a long weekend in the Baker City area. One cloud spat a few rain drops on Friday afternoon, other than that it was dry. Temperatures ranged from 100 on Friday afternoon in Cove to freezing (no thermometer with me, but there was frost) this morning at Anthony Lakes.

    It’s a fascinating place to visit, but glad I live someplace where it’s lush and green and the temperatures are moderate.

    • …I lived in North Powder for years, have friends in Cove, used to be lift supervisor at A-Lakes…i’ve seen it 45 below, i’ve seen it insanely hot…like the bottom of hell’s canyon….and it’s never boring around there…lush and green is nice, but for weather excitement, N.E. oregon is a fine place….

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Funny, I spent the whole weekend in the Wallowas. Camped up the Lostine River and hiked around Eagle Cap most of the time. It was 34 degrees on the Lostine Sunday morning.

  10. schmit44 says:

    7/27/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:100 at ALKALI FLAT(2495 ft) & Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)
    Low: 78 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:54 at NERRS MET SITE A(10 ft)
    Low: 36 at MCKENZIE (4800 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 47 degrees
    BEND WATERSHED (88/41 ) (5330 ft )
    MAZAMA (87/40) (4596 ft)
    DW9636 La Pine (86/39) (4236 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.11″ at Beatty(4320ft)
    0.11″ at Lorella(4160ft)

  11. Great time at Mark Nelsen’s home today for the AMS picnic. Mark has a beautiful home on 5 gorgeous, wooded acres. I think we should have all our AMS meetings there!

  12. THE UPPER LOW OVER BRITISH COLUMBIA WILL HAVE MOVED WELL INTO
    CENTRAL CANADA BY MONDAY BUT NOT BEFORE SEEING A PIECE OF ENERGY
    BREAK OFF THE WESTERN EDGE TO FORM ANOTHER CLOSED LOW OVER VANCOUVER
    ISLAND. THIS WILL GIVE THE NOW FLATTENED RIDGE A CHANCE TO BUILD
    BACK NORTH OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES FOR INCREASING HEIGHTS AND
    SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES FOR OUR REGION. AS THE NEW LOW BEGINS
    SLIDING SOUTHWEST TO SOME PLACE OFF THE PACNW COAST…FLOW WILL
    TURN A BIT MORE SOUTHWESTERLY. BOTH THE NAM AND GFS ARE SHOWING
    SIGNS OF A DEVELOPING UPPER WAVE CROSSING THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT.
    WILL WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON THIS FEATURE AS IT COULD SIGNAL
    OVERNIGHT THUNDER POTENTIAL IF ENOUGH MOISTURE GETS ENTRAINED IN THE
    FLOW. THIS MAY NOT BE ALL THAT HAD TO DO GIVEN TROPICAL STORM
    FLOSSIE IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC AND ABUNDANT CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY IN
    THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN PACIFIC. /JBONK

    .LONG TERM…TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…NO CHANGES AT THIS TIME BUT
    WILL WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON POTENTIAL FOR A SECOND…AND POSSIBLY
    STRONGER…DEVELOPING UPPER WAVE BRINGING THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY
    NIGHT. AT THIS TIME THE ECMWF IS SHOWING THE PATTERN FOR CONVECTION
    AS IT DIGS THE UPPER LOW FURTHER SOUTH OFF THE OREGON COAST THAN THE
    GFS. PREVIOUS DISCUSSION FOLLOWS. THE TROUGH AXIS DEEPENS OFFSHORE
    WILL RIDGING INCREASES IN THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST. THIS TURNS THE
    FLOW SOUTHWESTERLY…GIVING US A WARMUP TO JUST SHY OF NORMAL..UPPER
    70S TO LOW 80S.
    I’ll believe it when I see it!

  13. paulbeugene says:

    Avg hi temp at EUG so far this July is 88F…will probably come down a notch with temps in low to mid 80s next few days…modern record is 87F avg hi for July

  14. schmit44 says:

    7/26/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:105 at BLALOK( 277 ft)
    Low: 73 at JUNIPR(359 ft) & MORGAN MOUNTAIN(4200 ft) & NORTH POLE RIDGE(3480 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:52 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 38 at EW3064 Vernonia (640 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 53 degrees
    EW2055 Prairie C (99/46 ) (3547 ft )
    CW9803 Elgin (97/44) (2772 ft)
    MINAM LODGE-PORT (95/42) (3575 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.08″ at DW0266 Paisley(4380ft)
    0.83″ at COFFEE POT FLAT(5206ft)
    0.60″ at CRAZYMAN FLAT(6100ft)

  15. 72 now, a full 6 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time, despite my high only being one degree cooler. A high of 88 today.

    Also, a peak wind of 20 mph, my strongest since May 27th.

  16. AdamInAumsville says:

    So this week has been significantly warmer than anticipated. Today was supposed to be 2 to 4 degrees cooler than yesterday…here in Salem is was the warmest day yet at 95 degrees! Eugene has been in the 90s for six straight days, including two days at 96.

    • Sifton says:

      Ahhhhh, to be a ‘professional’ Met!! That’s been some real good work this week boys & girls!! Lol………

  17. So far half of the days in July have featured a low in the 40s out here, while I’ve had only 2 days at or above 90. There have been a lot of days at 88 and 89 though.

    I have noticed the sunsets starting to slip a little earlier now.

    That being said, this has been one of the more comfortable summers I can remember.

  18. schmit44 says:

    7/25/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:108 at ILLINOIS VALLEY(1389 ft)
    Low: 78 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:52 at Newport(30 ft) & NERRS MET SITE A(10 ft)
    Low: 38 at CLACKAMAS LAKE (3400 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 56 degrees
    CW5507 Camp Sher (101/45 ) (3020 ft )

  19. Lurkyloo says:

    Does anyone else have swarms of fruit flies? Like extra tons of them? In the house? I’ve never seen them like this before. Guess I’m hoping that they’re just partying down before our snowy winter hits!

    • Hal in Aims says:

      find the banana…

    • throw out the beer cans…

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      Check the soil of any potted plants you have in the house. Years ago I had a similar problem and traced it to potting soil… the little buggers like to hang out & breed where there’s any decaying organic matter, and unfortunately that includes moist potting soil. A quick Google search will provide some simple home remedies for this problem. Good luck!

    • BoringOregon says:

      yes hate them turn off your light and leave on your computer screen on !!

  20. WEATHERDAN says:

    At 3:00 PM Salem is sunny with a temperature of 92 degrees. Our humidity is down to 18% under NE winds. The last two days we have been 94 degrees. So with the 92 so far today we have our second heat wave of the summer. This is the 10th time this summer we have hit at least 90 degrees.Once again we are running about 5 degrees warmer than Portland.

    • Sifton says:

      Wish the ‘forecasters’ would have known about this, but even with no warning I’ve tried to use these last 2 days (& maybe tomorrow) to full sun/heat/summer lover potential!!!

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      I can’t wait for the rain to come back. Hopefully it will be soon. 😉

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      Seriously, I can’t wait for some rain. I also can’t wait for some crisp nights and cool days. The days are getting shorter folks, and summer is almost half way over.

    • Punxsutawney aka HIOPHIL in Hillsboro says:

      00z GFS text has .93″ of rain in the extended at KTTD. Had a heat wave at 12z during the same period. A little early for fall model indecision. 18z in between was the same as what we have seen the last few weeks.

  21. runrain says:

    Another day of wall-to-wall sun!

  22. schmit44 says:

    7/24/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:104 at DW9659 Richland(2379 ft) & Weatherby Rest A(2390 ft) & HEPP(311 ft) & UNION(2708 ft)
    Low: 80 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:50 at NERRS MET SITE A(10 ft)
    Low: 41 at CLACKAMAS LAKE (3400 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 54 degrees
    MINAM LODGE-PORT (96/42 ) (3575 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.02″ at CW6568 Charlesto(38ft)

  23. runrain says:

    Time for a new sunny gravitar!

  24. BoringOregon says:

    Well got some action going on we got, invest 93-E. In the south pacific. And Tropical storm, “Dorlan” in the Atlantic ocean and, Invest 99-L north of, Dorlan. Let’s see what happens !!

  25. WEATHERDAN says:

    Hot again today. May hit 95 here in Salem. Yesterday it was 93. Currently we are 89. Just like the last few years we have been running 3-5 degrees warmer than Portland most days this summer.

  26. runrain says:

    No low clouds today!

  27. schmit44 says:

    7/23/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:105 at JOHN DAY RIVER A( 400 ft) & CW8140 Spray(1772 ft)
    Low: 72 at JUNIPR(359 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:51 at Newport(30 ft) & NERRS MET SITE A(10 ft)
    Low: 33 at CRANE PRAIRIE (5500 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 60 degrees
    JOHN DAY RIVER N (101/41 ) (3139 ft )
    CW5507 Camp Sher (100/40) (3020 ft)

  28. I wonder if Global Warming might actually cause the PNW to have more stable weather as the rest of the nation heats up it will cause a really strong onshore pull which is so far what we are seeing.

    Is it hotter in the interior parts of the nation which may be influencing the marine push?

  29. schmit44 says:

    7/22/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:105 at ILLINOIS VALLEY(1389 ft)
    Low: 74 at LITTLE MCCOY CRE(5080 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:53 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 27 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 64 degrees
    CABIN LAKE (96/32 ) (4560 ft )

  30. BoringOregon says:

    Any chance of thunder storms this week from the upper low moving north now from LA. Look’s like LA is getting all the flooding again. A Huge flood watch out for them ?

    • This year there has been cases where storms have been moving backwards (east to west) due to an abnormally weak jet stream.

      This system down in LA went westwards zipping across Texas hitting the same areas twice after trying to go east over the Appalachian mountains but failing.

  31. The perfect Oregon summer!

  32. schmit44 says:

    7/21/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:104 at HEPP( 311 ft) & Medford Viaduct(1360 ft) & ILLINOIS VALLEY(1389 ft) & ALKALI FLAT(2495 ft)
    Low: 73 at JUNIPR(359 ft) & CW1244 Pendleton(1145 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:53 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 30 at Horse Ridge (US (4160 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 63 degrees
    Horse Ridge (US (93/30 ) (4160 ft )

  33. Ginger says:

    Beware of Lamprays in the Willamette! Google lampray eels willamette river!

  34. pappoose in scappoose says:

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    844 PM PDT SUN JUL 21 2013

    SYNOPSIS…THERE WILL BE VERY LITTLE CHANGE IN THE OVERALL WEATHER PATTERN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH HIGH PRESSURE REMAINING OVER THE AREA AND LOWER PRESSURE TO THE SOUTH AND EAST. THERE WILL BE SUBTLE VARIATIONS IN TEMPERATURES…WINDS…AND SKY COVER…BUT ONSHORE WINDS…NOCTURNAL MARINE STRATUS PUSHES…AND NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST.

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