99 in Portland Monday, Ties for Hottest of Summer

August 11, 2014

5pm Monday…

What a scorcher, widespread highs quite close to 100 degrees today…here are the official high temps at 5pm.

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Other than a cell trying to develop over the SE side of the metro area and one over Government Camp, no thunderstorms within 100 miles of the metro area at 5:15pm…

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


100 Degrees in SW Washington Today

August 11, 2014

4pm Monday…

PLOT_Highs_Metro

So far we’ve hit 93 here in Portland, 97 in Hillsboro, but no official stations have hit 100 degrees west of the Cascades…except to our north!

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Kelso, Castle Rock, Chehalis, & Centralia have all breached the triple digit mark.  They didn’t get the high clouds we saw early-mid afternoon down here in the metro area.  Off the map is The Dalles at 106 degrees this hour.

Will we get thunderstorms this evening?  Tough call, it’s quite possible but by no means a slam dunk.  Models are still quite insistent on keeping just about all the action on the far east side of the Willamette Valley and then over/east of the Cascades.  But anyone (including at the coast) could see thunder between now and Tuesday morning.

I CAN guarantee another unusually warm night.  The 69 last night was the warmest low temp we’ve seen in several years.

Stay tuned…