A Historic October Warm Spell

October 6, 2014

It hasn’t happened in 23 years here in Portland…4 days in October at/above 80 degrees.  In fact we average an 80 degree day every other October or so.  Take a look at the “scorching” high temps today:

PLOT_Highs_Metro

How unusual is it to see 4 or more 80 degree days in October in Portland?  Here are the years…

2014: 4 (+1 tomorrow???)
1991: 6
1987: 5
1980: 6 (first 6 days of month…consecutive)
1979: 4
1952: 6 (first 6 days of month…consecutive)

PatMonthlyTempInfo