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