PDX hit 85 today, setting several records:
As you can see it was quite a weather event for early April. Just about every weather station in our area set a record high. Here are a few more from the Portland NWS:
The only official airport locations close to us that hit 90 were Kelso and Roseburg.
That coastal forecast is always extremely tricky…a 50 degree body of water is within a mile or two of most of those locations. As soon as the east wind dies and/or wind switches to a westerly direction the temperature takes a nosedive. It didn’t happen today until after the noon hour thus the real warm temperatures.
Here in the valley temperatures spiked dramatically compared to yesterday. The highs were somewhere between the very warm WRF-GFS and coolish MOS and model surface temps. Good to remember in early April 10 years from now when it happens again…
Tomorrow will still be fantastic, but significantly cooler. We lose the easterly wind, see a gusty northwest wind kick in during the afternoon (onshore flow) and the atmosphere overhead cools a bit as well. That should keep high temperatures in the 70s for just about all of us west of the Cascades.