99 in Portland Monday, Ties for Hottest of Summer

5pm Monday…

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



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

33 Responses to 99 in Portland Monday, Ties for Hottest of Summer

  1. WEATHERDAN says:

    Latest water vapor image loop shows low to our West seeming to drop South towards Northern California where they can really use the Rain. As for us we might see some precip later this afternoon but the line of storms moving up the valley is dissipating as it moves North. With some sunshine today temps should still hit the mid 80,s. If the low to our West drops South we might make 80 on Wednesday. Otherwise 74-79 looks more like it. Quick warm up by Friday with a sunny and warm week end on tap. We might get another heat wave next week according to latest GFS. 65 this morning in Salem. 21st low this Summer to remain at or above 60. Last year we set the all time record in Salem with 29 and stand a good chance to break that this year. Peace.

  2. David B. says:

    Overcast and sprinkly this morning. At 65 degrees, it’s actually cooler now than it was overnight. Some stations in the urban heat island didn’t get below 70 until after daybreak this morning. Very unusually warm. One of those rare nights when I had to keep a fan running all night to sleep.

  3. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Vernonia1, looks like you were close to ground zero with the Albino Donkey stampede this AM!
    Did you survive!

  4. W7ENK says:

    Had a high of 101.4° yesterday.

    Major bust on thunderstorms for the Western Oregon last night. A few lucky folks getting it this morning in the NW “bump” of Oregon. Maybe the rest of us get in on the action later?

    One can hope…

    • David B. says:

      The action was mostly to your north. Had some rumbles and sprinkles here on Bainbridge Island. The suburbs east of Lake Washington had a proper squall line move through: heavy rain, hail, lightning-caused power outages, and all.

  5. alohabb says:

    Massive lighting and downpour in Hillsboro. Oh wow!

  6. schmit44 says:

    8/11/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:109 at Celilo, East of The Dalles( 225 ft)
    Low: 77 at Wasco(2107 ft) & EW3690 Dufur 9e(2444 ft)

    High:52 at Port Orford(0 ft)
    Low: 42 at KIRK (4519 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 48 degrees
    North Powder (I- (99/51 ) (3273 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.48″ at N6DQX Redmond(3025ft)
    0.28″ at IRAWS 28 (ANDY’S(4125ft)
    0.27″ at Beatty(4320ft)
    0.27″ at Lorella(4160ft)
    0.22″ at TOKETEE(3360ft)
    0.21″ at P HILL(4860ft)

  7. marinersfan85 says:

    NWS sure looks silly tonight.

  8. David B. says:

    Thunder now audible in the distance…

  9. paulbeugene says:

    Thunderstorm south of Eugene so dead a turkey vulture wouldn’t eat it.
    Best thunderstorm action may end up being PDX N to SEA

  10. dharmabum says:

    High of 103 degrees here at Barton on the Clackamas. Dropped rapidly after that.Very humid with humidity at 65%.

  11. David B. says:

    Starting to really cloud up up this way, and radar shows a thunderstorm just south and west of Snoqualmie Pass. They’re coming….

  12. Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

    After a high of 97.1° today, currently 87°/DP66° at my place. C’mon storms!

  13. High Desert Mat says:

    Just recorded .52″ of rain in last 20 min. Crazy amount of thunder and lightning here at the moment. Needless to say I don’t have to water the lawn tonight. Bring on some more storms!!!

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Oh and wanted to add that at 7:15 tonight I had a 4.61″ an hour rain rate. The dry canyon in my backyard has water over the bike path right now but has since come to a sprinkle. I think that rain rate is the hardest I’ve seen in many years.

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      That’s pretty intense. Hopefully that rain falls on some of those wildfires, too.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      I hope it does but the humidity is so low here all the time when the rain passes that even when its raining and lightning hits, it still smolders for a few days then erupts into fires from the storms days before. Either way its still bad for fires. There were more strikes tonight in my area tonight than anytime prior this summer. Sure hope the rain helps still tho

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      That’s the problem with rooting for thunderstorms or any other form of severe weather – there’s always a tradeoff. I’d probably feel different about enjoying a good lightning display if I had to spend a day or two working on the fire lines.

  14. chiefWright (Marquam) says:

    Wow. With only the western Olympics and Salish Sea left out, all of Washington and Oregon are on Red Flag Warning.

  15. Tyler Mode says:

    93 and it’s raining…just about as insane as I’ve seen here lol

  16. Steve in Beavercreek (1,100') says:

    Had a nice rain shower here and dropped to 79°. Feels nice!

  17. runrain says:

    Just got rained on by that cell in Happy Valley. Felt good!

  18. Bruce Williamson says:

    I live 4 miles north of Kelso, WA My Davis weather station recorded 104 degrees before starting to drop.

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