75 Degrees Monday! Mild Weather For The Week Ahead

We didn’t hit the record, but the high of 75 degrees in Portland today was the warmest since September 19th!

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Quite an achievement considering we started with low clouds/fog in some areas this morning and no easterly wind surfacing in the metro area.  There was a light east wind in the Gorge the first half of the day with gusts around 30 mph in the Corbett area.  A big help was the warmer than expected 850mb temp; it was +11.8 degrees over Salem at 5pm.  That easily pushed us into the mid 70s.  In past cases, that same temperature with easterly flow has given us a high temp between 78-82 degrees in April, so it could be even warmer!  Take a look at the maximum temperature each of the last 9 years in the month of April here in Portland:

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Last year we didn’t see 70s until later in the month, when we had a 4 day stretch.

Tomorrow will be a little cooler, but still very warm.  A weak cold front sweeps across the region tomorrow night, giving us a quick shot of rain.  I expect less than .20″ here in Portland.

Then we get weak ridging through this upcoming weekend.  The ECMWF had a chilly trough swinging by just to our east on Saturday, so it was cooler Friday and Saturday.  I ignored that since its ensemble members didn’t support that idea.  Either solution is dry, so it appears we have very little rain in the next 7 days.

Enjoy the mild and mainly dry weather the next few days!  Our 7 day forecast is real pleasant for early-mid April:

7 Day

Models show temperatures near or maybe a little above average in the next 10-15 days.  I sure don’t see a long cool/wet period;  more likely just typical warm, then cooler weather periods.  You can see this on the 850mb temp chart from the 12z ECMWF and the new 00z GFS:

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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

 

27 Responses to 75 Degrees Monday! Mild Weather For The Week Ahead

  1. WEATHERDAN says:

    Sunny and 60 at 1:00 PM in Salem. Should hit about 64-66 later today. Both Saturday and Sunday should be in the 70,s. The leaves on the trees seem to be coming out at least two weeks ahead of their normal time. So far it’s been a very nice Spring. Peace.

  2. Jake-(Gresham) says:

    I love this kind of weather. It’s not too hot, not too cold but just right – with Claritin of course. 😛

  3. schmit44 says:

    4/9/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:80 at ILLINOIS VALLEY (1389 ft )
    Low: 54 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:39 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft) & Timberline Lodge(6001 ft)
    Low: 23 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 48 degrees
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (80/32 ) (1389 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.59″ at DW3762 Portland(233ft)
    0.54″ at DW6099 Damascus(748ft)
    0.49″ at DW4118 Sandy(1250ft)
    0.48″ at WANDERER’S PEAK(4350ft)

  4. Today’s weather is a prime example of a day that can, in the record books, look like a day with rain, when in actuality, the sun was pretty much out from sunrise to sunset. 0.10″ fell today.

    Sometimes in the winter it takes a day of drizzle and clouds to accomplish that!

    It was a great day with all of the sun, but relatively cool temps, I had a high of 60 with a NW wind to 17 mph.

  5. Lauraholic says:

    This weather is such a perfect birthday gift =)

  6. That’s the kind of rain I can deal with! 1/3″ overnight. This morning the sky is about 95% clear and it’s great outside.

  7. W7ENK says:

    0.46″ of rain overnight, that’s a lotta wotta!!!

  8. schmit44 says:

    4/8/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:83 at CW6811 Grants Pa( 947 ft)
    Low: 54 at SQUAW PEAK(4964 ft) & CW8242 Ashland(3451 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:43 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 23 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 46 degrees
    CABIN LAKE (74/28 ) (4560 ft )
    Horse Ridge (US (73/27) (4160 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.35″ at DW3762 Portland(233ft)
    0.29″ at DW5310 Happy Val(610ft)
    0.27″ at AA7OA Astoria(240ft)
    0.26″ at DW6099 Damascus(748ft)
    0.26″ at EW4831 Portland(425ft)

  9. WEATHERDAN says:

    Sunny with a few high clouds in Salem and 69 at 3:00 PM. The rest of the week looks to be sunny and mild as well. Peace.

  10. Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

    Sprinkles started here about 1pm. 63

  11. Taylor says:

    Weather bust today! But, it’s a good kind of bust 😉

  12. It’s amazing to see what the warm weather does to the trees and flowers. They certainly grow quickly.

    Another foggy morning here with a temp down to 43.

  13. carnyfriday says:

    Woohoo! So excited!

  14. schmit44 says:

    4/7/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:82 at MT. YONCALLA(1822 ft) & CW6811 Grants Pa(947 ft) & ILLINOIS VALLEY(1389 ft)
    Low: 51 at SQUAW PEAK(4964 ft) & QUAIL PRAIRIE LO(3183 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:46 at HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 18 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 50 degrees
    CW5507 Camp Sher (76/26 ) (3020 ft )
    COLGATE (75/25) (3231 ft)
    CABIN LAKE (73/23) (4560 ft)
    CHRISTMAS VALLEY (72/22) (4360 ft)
    DIMLKE (68/18) (4726 ft)

  15. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    Perfect day today!

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