I notice we’ve seen more 90 degree days in June (4 so far) than any year since 2006
The June record is 6 days, which is easily beatable if we get another hot spell in the 2nd half of the month. There is a reasonable chance that could occur since models are showing above average temperatures continuing.
This evening was real interesting with a strong marine push providing a huge temperature contrast across the northern Willamette Valley. Check out the 6pm temps…
At the same time mid-upper 80s were widespread, areas west of the Willamette River south of Chehalem Mountain were dropping into the 60s! That was a surge of cool marine air moving in through the low gap in the Coast Range west of Sheridan. The same thing happened at Corvallis, gusts there reached 30 mph.
I noticed how dry it is outside today…feels like early-mid July in my yard. We’ve only had 1.00″ of rain in the past 6 weeks and no rain is on the way. Check out the 10 day rain forecast from the GFS
No sign of any significant weather to give us a soaking. This is the driest late spring/early summer so far in my entire career here in Portland. You have to go back to 1992 to find a similar start to summer. That’s assuming we get little or no rain in the next 2 weeks.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen