Yikes! Driest Air in 2+ Years Right Now

Just noticed the dewpoint is down to 8 at PDX…wow.  It’s rare to see it that low.  I did a quick plot back to November 2011 and I see we haven’t been below 10 since that time.


Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

29 Responses to Yikes! Driest Air in 2+ Years Right Now

  1. snodaze says:

    “Yikes! Driest Air in 2+ Years Right Now”

    super — I feel skinny again…. lol.

  2. …meanwhile, in my particular micro climate, there was a brief period of time today around 2:30 when the air flow (not strong enough to call wind…) came out of the NE and my humidity/dew point reached 33% and 14.7…now, under the usual WNW flow, it’s at 95% and 21.6, with a temp of 22.9….life in a air trapping bowl…frost is getting pretty heavy in the spots that don’t see sun!…

  3. schmit44 says:

    Dewpoints got close to Zero in East Clark County this afternoon.

  4. Lauraholic says:

    first of all: who cares who is first? Grow up.

    Second: How about that CFS? huge arctic outbreak for christmas!!

    Third: I can’t find my chapstick. UGH!!!

  5. EY (Oak Grove) says:

    Incredible how a wind shift can up the dew point:

    19:53 SW 5 34 24 67%
    18:53 SW 6 37 17 44%
    17:53 SE 6 36 15 42%
    16:53 E 12 43 8 24%

    • EY (Oak Grove) says:

      Forget formatting… It goes:

      Time – Wind Spd/Dir – Air Temp – Dew Point – Humidity

  6. Longview - 400 ft says:

    Currently 33.3

    High today was 40.8

    Low this morning was 26.1

    Today was the day assigned for putting up Christmas lights up on the house. All completed!!! Wife is happy.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      It’s a little early for me, but I’ll do mine this weekend. Can’t beat totally dry weather for that. And no one can see mine from the road so I can turn them on right away.

    • Longview - 400 ft says:

      Not to be downer, my wife’s dad died last Saturday, he lived in Florida, and that is where we will be during the Christmas season this year.

      So a smile on her face is price less. She is doing alright regarding the situation.

  7. Marcustheweathernut says:

    Hey mark, is the east wind event going to be a gap wind event?? Or do we all get in the mix?

  8. Marcustheweathernut says:

    My son says he needs chap stick…. Lol… 35F @ 651 pm with dew points so low…. Going to be a cold night….. Maybe in the teens:)

  9. BoringOregon says:

    Dew Point
    (Abbrev. DWPT) – A measure of atmospheric moisture. It is the temperature to which air must be cooled in order to reach saturation (assuming air pressure and moisture content are constant). A higher dew point indicates more moisture present in the air. It is sometimes referred to as Dew Point Temperature, and sometimes written as one word (Dewpoint).

  10. Wendy-Silverlake says:

    After a whopping high of 38 today, it’s now down to 31. The snow from yesterday is still everywhere the sun didn’t shine.

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  12. MasterNate says:

    Chap stick! Oh, 1st 🙂

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