Crazy Coastal Heat Today

April 17, 2016

10pm Sunday…

80s at every single weather station along the north/central Oregon coast today…plus a few spots touched 90.  That is incredible for April.

In fact it appears Florence’s high of 91 was only a little below the hottest places in California today.


Crazy stuff, here in the valleys we stopped in the low to mid 80s.  With a slightly warmer atmosphere tomorrow, a warmer start, and a little less wind, we should see mid-upper 80s in the valleys Monday.

The models have gradually been holding  the weak offshore flow more into Tuesday so our temperature forecasts have gradually been rising.  As a result, mid-upper 80s will still around Tuesday as well.

Beyond that, more typical warm-ish April weather Wednesday-Friday, then back to cooler/showery for at least a few days.

As of this evening, April 2016 is the warmest on record in Portland, it’ll be interesting if we hold onto that record over the next 12 days.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

Hot at The Beaches!

April 17, 2016

4pm Sunday…

Just got into work and saw these temps…wow!


The east wind is doing the trick. Most of the metro area is in the lower 80s, but the strong wind areas from PDX to Troutdale are a few notches cooler.  A bit less wind tomorrow and warmer atmosphere means well into the 80s.  We should set 3 records for today, Monday, & Tuesday as high pressure and offshore flow holds through most of Tuesday

Here’s the view at 4pm from our Chinook Winds camera…you don’t see that temperature out there very often!


More later this evening when I get a chance to delve into maps/models a bit more

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen