Today was sure a dark, drizzly, & dank day (like the alliteration?). The afternoon high (as of 5pm), was only 59 degrees in Portland. That’s what we typically see in late October! Now at 5pm it’s 59 degrees at PDX and there’s a decent chance we jump to 60 next hour. Update: 6pm it is 60 degrees at PDX. If we don’t rise above 60, it’ll be a record cool high temperature for the day.
Thanks to Brian Schmit for pointing that out and the highlighted chart. He also pointed out that
IF we don’t hit 60, it’ll be the earliest such occurrence in PDX history in late August/early September! That’s a huge change from the month after month of warm/hot weather we’ve been seeing.
My 14 year old son decided to come to work with me because I told him the cool skate park near the station on the westside would be dry. He was skeptical all the way until we hit Sylvan. Just like going over the Cascades and leaving the marine layer, suddenly the Tualatin Valley was under beautiful blue skies and roads were dry…I think I heard angels singing…funny how the sun can lift your mood (whether it’s warm or cold) after sitting through a day of drizzle/rain and clouds.
Notice how much warmer it was today south of the ‘ol Willamette Baseline(Stark Street on eastside and Baseline Rd westside). Low 70s in the valley…much more comfortable.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen