We’ve bottomed out…it’s the coldest day of winter!
Well, one of the coldest. Here in Portland we “bottom out” with an average high/low of 45-35 from December 13th-January 5th. Winter is centered around January 1st in our climate west of the Cascades. Remember these are averages…any year the coldest weather of the winter could occur as late as February in our area. Or it can happen in late November (this year maybe?)…each year is different.
So when someone tries to tell you winter doesn’t start until next week? Tell them they don’t know what they are talking about weather-wise. Weather/climate doesn’t follow a calendar!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen