Vacation Update

As mentioned in the previous post, I’m on vacation this week.  Hot and sweaty in Florida, as it always is in June!  We’ve seen some nice thunderstorm action three different days and Tuesday evening was great after dark with lightning flashing around the theme parks but not too much rain.  After my daughter spent almost all of the last trip in the hospital, I thought she should get a chance to go back and see all the Harry Potter stuff at Universal Resort in Orlando.  We’ve been here 3 days, then we’ll do 1 at Disney and 1 at the beach (Melbourne) before heading home.

After yesterday evening’s thunderstorm the crowds cleared out and the sky looked like home (in winter).  That plus the “snowy” buildings made for a great picture that definitely doesn’t look like Central Florida!  Don’t let it fool you, it was warm and sweaty at the time.


43 Responses to Vacation Update

  1. schmit44 says:

    Today marked day #10 of 80°+ temps this month. It has been 11 long years since PDX has had that many in the month of June. The current record number of days 80 or above for the month of June stands at 16 set back in 1987. By this time next week (24th or so) we should be around 14 days. Seems with extended forecast that the current record for June may be obliterated come the end of the month. The 00z GFS suggesting 14 more days at this point which would put PDX at a nearly unfathomable 24 days by the 30th.

  2. W7ENK says:

    This weather is beautiful!


  3. Definitely not any complaints about the recent weather. Warm sunny days with cool nights. Just about perfect. Things are drying out pretty quickly with burn bans going into effect a few weeks earlier than usual.

    • runrain says:

      REALLY dry on the trails along the Willamette from the Hawthorne to the Sellwood (both sides of the river). Lots of brown grass and the feeling is it’s August rather than mid-June. And the river is remarkably low. Some Junes there has been significant mountain runoff, resulting in places along the waterfront pathways where the water overflows and shuts down those pathways (mostly around the Johns Landing area). I’d say the river is a good 20-25 feet below those levels this year.

    • My office overlooks the river in Salem, it is remarkably low. Lots of people floating by in canoes, tubes, and kayaks the past week or two.

    • Paul D says:

      My lawn looks like it’s August. I’m looking forward to the cooler temps the next few days.

  4. Pastaboy says:

    Sippin the good weather kook aid

  5. schmit44 says:

    6/14/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:92 at DW5789 Eagle Poi(1463 ft) & EW1735 Central P(1285 ft)
    Low: 60 at ROWEWS(104 ft) & RUFUS(185 ft)

    High:51 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 18 at CROW FLAT (5172 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 58 degrees
    CROW FLAT (76/18 ) (5172 ft )

  6. schmit44 says:

    6/13/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:89 at DW5789 Eagle Poi(1463 ft) & EW1735 Central P(1285 ft) & Medford, Rogue V(1329 ft)
    Low: 64 at Brookings Airpor(459 ft) & RED MOUND(1753 ft)

    High:50 at HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 17 at CROW FLAT (5172 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 55 degrees
    CROW FLAT (72/17 ) (5172 ft )

    • David B. says:

      Teens in June. That’s pretty extreme. Not a surprise, really, I’ve seen lots of lows in the forties recently.

  7. High Desert Mat says:

    Wow is it dead in here today.

  8. schmit44 says:

    6/12/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:95 at BROOKINGS( 79 ft)
    Low: 72 at Brookings Airpor(459 ft)

    High:52 at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160 ft)
    Low: 30 at CROW FLAT (5172 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 48 degrees
    Beatty (84/36 ) (4320 ft )

  9. runrain says:

    Heading to Boston soon and I want to drive up Mt. Washington in Nes Hampshire when I’m there (home to the all time high wind gust of 231 mph). Has anyone been up there? What’s the drive to the top like?

    • David B. says:

      I’ve been there. Can’t speak for the drive to the top because I took the train (which was steam-and-coal then).

      It was October, and it was around 60 degrees with only the lightest of breezes. Amazing views of a crazy-quilt of colors of turning trees below. Everyone I’ve talked to about that visit says I was very lucky to have such good weather up there, particularly that late in the year.

    • Dringus says:

      I’ve been there – have family in VT and NH. I’ve never made the drive personally but been a passenger a few times. Winding road. Takes around a half hour I wanna say.

  10. WEATHERDAN says:

    A few patchy low clouds this morning with an afternoon high of 76. Now a warmup to the 80,s the next few days. Feels really great outside today. Peace

  11. schmit44 says:

    6/11/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:97 at Ontario Municipa(2188 ft)
    Low: 70 at Ontario Municipa(2188 ft) & Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    High:52 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 26 at KIRK (4519 ft ) & CROW FLAT (5172 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 55 degrees
    Sand Creek (US 9 (83/28 ) (4525 ft )

  12. Boydo3 N. Albany says:

    Larry, don’t know if you’re still checking in here but a funny thing happened to me today at the local lumber yard. I see a fellow contractor whom I haven’t talked to for a long while, so I say “what’s up?” He responds “Not me, got any ………..” (you know the answer).
    So I says “Firesign Theater”! and he grins and says “You haven’t lost it all yet!” And I respond, “you can’t not get there from here”
    Old hippies rule!

  13. JERAT416 says:

    Sounds like a great time! Is your daughter getting better? I would NOT trade weather with you guys right now. It’s great here. Can’t wait to hear more soon. 🙂

  14. WEATHERDAN says:

    81 and sunny at 4:00 PM. Dropped to 48 this morning. No low clouds this morning. Beautiful mid Summer weather in mid June. Peace.

  15. Garron near Washington square says:

    Thanks for the update. Glad you and your beautiful family are enjoying your re-cation! PS, your son could fill in for you if you ever needed to sneak an extra vacation day, stunningly similar!

  16. Brian says:

    Did boot camp in Orlando….June/July/August. Hell of a weight lose program.

  17. schmit44 says:

    6/10/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:97 at Ontario Municipa(2188 ft)
    Low: 76 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    High:52 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 36 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 43 degrees
    BEND WATERSHED (87/44 ) (5330 ft )

  18. Paul D says:

    That 53 in Hillsboro this morning was NICE! I see all 70’s in the 7 day forecast – really?!?! Please quit teasing me!!

  19. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    A nice refreshing 45 degrees here in Battle Ground this morning.

  20. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    Nice pic! Is your son taller than you now???? Growing up quickly!

  21. MasterNate says:

    Great picture. It gave me chills.

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