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