Warm Spell Continues…80s Today

Just a quick post with a few record temps.  Everything worked out according to plan today with high temps in the 80s in the western valleys and 80s at the coast too.

As of 5pm it appears that Salem hit a record high of 86 (for April 30th).  Eugene also had a record high of 82 degrees.  Vancouver, Hillsboro and Troutdale didn’t hit a record high.  Here in Portland we hit 83, quite a way from the 90 degree record set in 1998:


Astoria made it to 84 degrees, not just a record for the day but also the WARMEST APRIL DAY ever recorded.

East wind backs off tomorrow, and surprisingly that means a warmer day in the Portland area…more on that later.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

7 Responses to Warm Spell Continues…80s Today

  1. Dave in South Salem (500') says:

    My car said it was 87 in Lincoln city, not sure if it really was but it sure was hot on the beach. Fantastic!

  2. David B. says:

    Made it into the 80s here, and I’m surrounded by salt water! Much cooler near the water as can be expected, particularly how it’s still late April so the water is quite cold. Saw some superior mirages (a telltale sign of a cold air inversion) riding the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston this afternoon. Part of Whidbey Island seemed to be levitating above the water.

  3. Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

    KKLS is usually a cooler station, but it hit 90 today. Crazy. Not sure I trust it, but it usually seems accurate. What gives?

    • J-Kelso says:

      I’m sure it was the readings on banks and digital billboards across town today were from 89-92.

  4. In the 4 short years I’ve had my weather station here in Battle Ground, the temp on April 30th hadn’t been above 59 degrees…until today of course.

    82.2 here at my house.

  5. oldwxwatcher says:

    “Only” 81.6° here in E Portland. Gusty east wind all day with a peak gust of 21 mph. Lowest dewpoint was 31°.

    • David B. says:

      Dry air up this way, too, though not quite that dry. Makes for an odd experience walking barefoot in the woods. Topmost layer of leaf litter is warm, dry and crispy thanks to the dry air, but just below it’s still quite cold and clammy. The heat wave isn’t penetrating the soil very much, particularly not where it’s shaded. Sort of a baked Alaska efffect!

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