Two Records Today In Portland

The official high today at PDX was 89 degrees, which busted right through the 85 degree record.  But we also tied the record warm low temperature for the day too.  That was 53, set during the 1998 warm spell.  Here are the other records…


That will be it for the warm/hot temperatures since we have a cold front AND onshore push of cool marine air on tap for Friday.  Low clouds are pushing onto the coastline now and some might even make it into the valley in the morning.  The cold front comes through around 5-8pm.  We could see a shower at that time.  I give it about a 50/50 chance of anyone in the metro area getting a shower before 8pm.

Saturday and beyond?  Looks wet, especially later Saturday and most of Sunday.  Back to the wet spring programming…hope you enjoyed the warm sunshine!

If you are looking for more sun/warm, I don’t see any hint of another warm spell on the ECMWF.  Here is the 12z ensemble chart:


Here is the new 00z GFS ensemble chart, implying we may see ridging and another warm spell about 10 days from now…it’s only 10 days away!


The 00z GEM (Canadian) is similar…we’ll see.


Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

8 Responses to Two Records Today In Portland

  1. Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

    As someone who works outside, I welcome the cool down. Would have been great to have that hot spell over the weekend though.

    • Joshua says:

      As someone who likes to be comfortable, I very much welcome the cool down. Today feels amazing!

  2. Jason Hougak says:

    I love snow and cold, you can always warm up. This hot weather just zaps you when it comes on so fast you have no chance to adjust. Plus the humidity from all the recent rain adds to the problem. Can we at least get sum thunderstorms outa this weather?

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Humidity was extremely low throughout this warm spell.

    • David B. says:

      80s with dry air and nights that are in the 40s and 50s is hardly an oppressive heat wave in my book. Anyhow, this Spring Tease is now spent; back to more normal cool and showery spring weather.

    • David B. says:

      Though I do concede your point on how quickly this one came up. It’s definitely early for this sort of temperature, particularly in my neck of the woods, where it’s normally June and sometimes July before we see temperatures in the 80+ range.

  3. Paul D says:

    So glad the heat wave is gone!

  4. schmit44 says:

    5/1/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:94 at CW5302 Roseburg( 410 ft) & CW6811 Grants Pa(947 ft)
    Low: 70 at US26 EB to I-217(430 ft)

    High:56 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 22 at RED BUTTE (4460 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 59 degrees
    PRINEVILLE 4NW (90/31 ) (2839 ft )

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