A September Scorcher

September 5, 2014

5pm Friday…

Whew, as expected a hot and windy (and very dry) day!  We hit 90 degrees at PDX, but the record is 101 back in 1944 so no record.  PLOT_Highs_Metro

Check out the relative humidity well down into the teens.  

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I see Eugene at 4pm was down to 9%!  Definitely not a good day to flick a cigarette out the window of your car…like any day is but you know what I mean.

As expected the wind made it all the way to the beaches too.  Right around 90 on the north coast and up to 95 at Florence!  I see the wind switch at North Bend from East to WSW dropped the temperature from 91 to 66 in one hour!  That’s some natural air conditioning isn’t it?

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Models say the low-level airmass warms up to 5 degrees in the western valleys tomorrow as offshore flow continues.  So we boosted the high temp to 95 degrees.

Sunday the wind will be calm in the western valleys, but residual warm air should still push temps well into the 80s.

Stay cool and enjoy this (almost) last gasp of Summer!  Fall rains can’t be too far away…

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen