80s Again In October…Whew!

October 5, 2015

We hit 85 in Portland today, and check out the low 80s on the North Coast!

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BMAC October 80 degree days

Very unusual to hit 85 in October.  We’ve only been that warm 3 times in the past 24 years in October.  2 of those were last year.  It’s interesting to note it was one year ago today we hit 85 as well…in fact there were 5 consecutive days 80+ last year in early October.  After that we didn’t get above 75 degrees.  Within 2 weeks we were well into the heating season with high temps in the 50s and a few 60s.  Things can (and usually do) change quickly in mid-late October!  So those of you that are tired of sunshine and crisp fall mornings hang on…those cloudy/damp days aren’t far away now.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen