Glad we didn’t weenie out and go with 88 or 89 today in Portland! We have hit at least 91; that is the 3:53pm temp at PDX. Most likely it’ll rise 1 or 2 more degrees so our forecast high of 91 will be slightly on the cool side. These temps are the highs SO FAR as of 4pm…
How unusual is this? We have hit a record for the day, the old record is 88 degrees set this day in 2012. Also it’s the warmest May day in 6 years! Sometimes we go through several Mays without hitting 90.
Even weirder is the forecast screwup at the coastline today. The onshore wind didn’t arrive until early-mid afternoon at most locations, which means temps skyrocketed until that time. That means we’ve had two episodes in early-mid May with temperatures in the 80s or even lower 90s at the beaches.
It appears Cannon Beach and Tillamook both hit or exceeded 90 degrees.
Final high temps will be out within the hour.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen