July Turns Cool: A Short-Term Climate Shift?

Remember the record-breaking “heat” earlier this spring with a bunch of 80s in April and May?  It’s payback time and that is the big weather news this week.  It appears we have a cool July developing for the first time in years.  

FORECAST QUESTIONS:

Will we get a big soaking this weekend?  I don’t think so, at least not in the lowlands.  Note the RPM total showing light amounts in the valleys…no models are showing more than 1/2″ rain.

RPM_RAIN_NWOREGON

Will my wedding/garden party get rained on Friday, Saturday or Sunday?  Possibly, but the pattern for Friday/Saturday is a showery one, not the “all day downpour” stuff.  Current thinking is that portions of each day will be wet but as of now we can’t time those showers.  Our RPM (not always a stellar performer) actually has most rain offshore Saturday with just a few light showers in the valleys.  That would be nice.

QUITE A CHANGE THIS JULY!

The last two Julys have been real scorchers.  2015 was the 2nd hottest on record and 2014 was the 4th hottest.  2013 was just a little above average.  This follows 3 very cool Julys:  2010-2011-2012.  Take a look at the past 30 years in the western lowlands of Oregon…this is a bunch of weather stations averaged together:

July

You can see the big swing down and then back up the past 6 years.  Also note the upward trend the past 30 years.  So yes, what goes up must come down, but over time the high points are getting higher and low points not so low as our climate very slowly warms.

But now it’s payback time since this month is actually running BELOW average already and there is no sign of above normal temps in the next 10 days!  Keep in mind the 30-year average high temperature is 80-85 in the Willamette Valley during this period.  Highs in the 70s are considered cool (although comfortable!).

Here’s the plan for the next few days:

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It’s because of a cold upper-level trough that’s going to settle in over the Pacific Northwest this weekend.  See the 500mb height anomaly on the ECMWF this coming Sunday AM?  Then a 2nd one on Tuesday:

Check out the GFS for Sunday the 17th…hints of ANOTHER trough trying to drop into the Pacific Northwest for the following weekend.

The natives will be getting restless if we go through TWO mid-July weekends with clouds/showers.

It’s pretty obvious to me that SOMETHING changed after the 7th of June.  Since that last of the “spring heat waves”, we haven’t seen strong upper-level ridging or unusually warm weather.  In the last month we’ve seen only two days in the upper 80s in late June; that’s it…near/below normal temps otherwise.  My gut feeling is something has switched but I don’t know what.  Sea surface temperatures are still a little above normal offshore as they have been for a few years, although a narrow near-shore cold anomaly is showing up now.  This is low-level stuff and not a reason for upper-level patterns to shift:

Capture

One more thing I’ve noticed since that last heat wave in early June too.  Models have struggled to latch on to the persistent “cool” weather.  Over and over 10+ days out warming has been showing up yet as we get closer models back off and we end up in coolish or normal temps.  Interesting that it’s a total reversal of the “oh look, a surprise warm spell has popped up again” pattern all spring long.

Another even larger question…is this the much-anticipated end of our 2+ year warm spell?  As mentioned many times in the past two years we have been in a warm period since March 2014.  We haven’t gone more than about a month with normal/below normal temps before returning to the above average stuff during this period.  IF both July and August are cool, then that will be a dramatic change and we have seen some sort of climate switch.  Only time will tell as they say…

Meanwhile, check out this beautiful but scary pic of Super-Typhoon Nepartak nearing Taiwan this evening.  That category 5 storm will hit the island nation in about 12 hours.

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Find the high-res loop here on the RAMMB site:

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

 

80 Responses to July Turns Cool: A Short-Term Climate Shift?

  1. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    Whens the last time there was a frost advisory in July? Maybe June or September, but not July or August!

    Frost Advisory

    URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
    233 PM PDT SUN JUL 10 2016

    NORTHEAST SISKIYOU AND NORTHWEST MODOC COUNTIES-MODOC COUNTY-
    KLAMATH BASIN-
    NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY-
    CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…TULELAKE…DORRIS…ALTURAS…
    ALTAMONT…KLAMATH FALLS…BEATTY…BLY…CHEMULT…CRESCENT…
    SPRAGUE RIVER…LAKEVIEW
    233 PM PDT SUN JUL 10 2016

    …FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 7 AM PDT
    MONDAY…

    TEMPERATURE…LOWERING INTO THE MID 30S LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY
    MONDAY MORNING.
    LOCATIONS IN OREGON INCLUDE…KLAMATH FALLS…KENO…SPRAGUE
    RIVER…BEATTY…CHEMULT…CRESCENT…VALLEY FALLS…LAKEVIEW
    AND SURROUNDING VALLEY LOCATIONS.
    LOCATIONS IN CALIFORNIA INCLUDE…DORRIS…TULELAKE…
    ALTURAS…CANBY…LIKELY AND SURROUNDING VALLEY LOCATIONS.
    IMPACTS…FROST MAY DAMAGE OR KILL SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

  2. Dizzyland says:

    An hour long power cut starting shortly after 4am effecting Aumsville towards Sublimity/Stayton.

    Two high voltage lines tripped and the breakers flipped at a sub and power was rerouted after the lines were isolated. Lights came back on about 5:30am.

    0.74 of rain since it first started thursday night. Pretty good for July. 🙂

    Grass should be a lot less dry and ugly all around the area especially with no real heatwaves to brown up the vegetation.

    Low level NW flow should bring in some pretty chilly overnight temperatures since we are not under a stuck ridge anymore.

    We may seem some surprise low minimums in the coming days causing the average temperature to drop down here in the deep south of Portland as they call it.

  3. Jason Hougak says:

    About as good as it gets for July weather in my opinion. This week looks nice too. Keep the on and off rain going all summer.

  4. WEATHERDAN says:

    71 today. The last two days were 76 and 74. So we were about 7 degrees below normal this weekend. We also had .43 to go along with the cool temps. This week looks to be partly to mostly sunny and right up around 80. No hot weather in sight but no cold wet weather and no convective weather for the valley. Quite pleasant actually. Should be a nice sunset tonight. Peace.

  5. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    All the way up to 59 here…

  6. Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

    Funnel cloud alert:

    SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    900 AM PDT SUN JUL 10 2016

    ORZ005>008-WAZ022-039-102300-
    LOWER COLUMBIA-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
    CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-I-
    5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ST. HELENS…CLATSKANIE…HILLSBORO…
    PORTLAND…WILSONVILLE…OREGON CITY…GRESHAM…TROUTDALE…
    SALEM…MCMINNVILLE…WOODBURN…STAYTON…DALLAS…EUGENE…
    SPRINGFIELD…CORVALLIS…ALBANY…LEBANON…LONGVIEW…KELSO…
    CASTLE ROCK…VANCOUVER…BATTLE GROUND…RIDGEFIELD…
    WASHOUGAL…YACOLT…AMBOY
    900 AM PDT SUN JUL 10 2016

    …SHOWERS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING BRIEF FUNNEL CLOUDS TODAY…

    A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS THE REGION WILL PRODUCE FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS TO DEVELOP TODAY. IN FACT…A SMALL FUNNEL CLOUD WAS OBSERVED BRIEFLY AROUND 845 AM SUNDAY NEAR KALAMA WASHINGTON. WHILE ANOTHER FUNNEL CLOUD OR TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE TODAY ACROSS NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON… THESE ARE UNLIKELY TO TOUCH THE GROUND. HOWEVER… PLEASE SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY BUILDING IF YOU OBSERVE A FUNNEL CLOUD APPROACHING YOUR LOCATION. REPORT YOUR OBSERVATIONS AT 503 261-9246 OR VIA SEARCHING NWSPORTLAND ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Hahaah!
      If I see a funnel cloud approaching, I’m getting outside!

    • Emily waldman says:

      I agree I would go out to look too! That one this morning was 10 miles to the south a bit close. Stay safe all!

  7. Andy says:

    Good soaking this morning here in Jefferson, Ore.

  8. JJ78259 says:

    Looks like Salem is getting much needed rain right now.

  9. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls, OR) says:

    I could have a 60 degree high tomorrow. Definitely a hint of 1983 coming around. It is pretty difficult to have highs that cool in July in Klamath Falls. And possible cold-core convection tomorrow too?

    The coolest July days I’ve had since moving here were 69 degrees on both 07/18/2011 and 07/19/2011. The last 4 July’s have passed with no days below 70 degrees. There was a 65 degree day on 07/02/2010, followed by multiple July’s without 60’s. The last July days below 65 were on 07/03/2000 (64) and 07/05/2000 (57!) (with a t’storm, probably cold core). Days 60 or below look to be very rare occurrences.

  10. Today seems to be my “heavy rain day” for July (I usually see one every July). The downpours started just before 3am and presently I have about an inch in the gauge, so this is definetly my wettest July day since July 27, 2000.

    • I’m updating (or correcting) my total amount of rain for yesterday. It was 1.11 inches in the end. That ‘s the most I’ve seen in a day for July since July 8, 1997.

  11. Dave in South Salem (500') says:

    Today was 5 degrees warmer than forecast, probably because it was sunny and dry instead of the “near 100%” chance of rain. I hope the whole weekend is bust like today was. No rain till September please.

    • Dizzyland says:

      If you don’t mind brown fields and burning like crazy hopefully not this year then yeah no more rain. Let it get smokey and hot!

  12. B says:

    I measured about .09 for 24hr precip. This was about 3pm yesterday to 3pm today in Cascade Park of Vancouver.

    I’d really like some thunder later but I don’t have high hopes.

  13. CorbettTez says:

    What’s up with the equipment at the Corbett School? Reporting “NO DATA” currently

  14. WEATHERDAN says:

    73 at 2:30 PM. Partly to mostly sunny with a nice westerly breeze. Quite pleasant actually. Still waiting on the rain and thunder. Storm seems a real dud so far. Nice night for a baseball game probably. Peace.

    • Dizzyland says:

      It’s finally here! Minus the thunder though.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      I just heard my first rumble of thunder ever in the month of July here in Redmond. Wow, so exciting. Its crazy, you would have thought id get more than that over here but nope. Sigh

    • Dizzyland says:

      No thunder here but now it’s light rain up to a quarter inch per hour.

  15. My first 7 days this July have had a mean temperature 11.3F cooler than last year’s first 7 days in July. Quite a difference, alright! However, as I stated before, It’s because last summer was so warm, not because this year is unusually cool.

  16. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    0.20″ yesterday, 0.05″ so far today.

  17. Paul D says:

    I know what changed to cause the cool weather: I left Oregon. My prediction I made months ago has come true. I’m suffering in 90+ temps with humidity and my kind of weather is at home. Sigh…..

  18. JJ78259 says:

    I wish I could find the post that Mark did where he said enjoy the above normal heat because this set up maybe a once in twenty year event.

  19. Greg partheme says:

    Bring on the snow this winter!

  20. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls, OR) says:

    July 2014 was my hottest July on record at KLMT. Avg high of 90.6. That was the one month that was unbearable, even though we had no “extreme” highs over 100. I think it peaked 98 degrees one or two days, but almost the entire calendar month was 90+. Klamath Falls summers normally are temperate compared to other cities.

    Now that we could see July 1983 happening again… wow. Huge change. Maybe my area could be slightly warmer than ’83, who knows. We actually started July a lot warmer than Portland so far but I know a cool down is coming.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls, OR) says:

      July 2015 here wasn’t all that hot. More or less average, maybe a touch above due to persistent convective influence. What a wild ride it’s been for thunderstorms last 2 summers. A few several day consecutive stretches of t’storms to make it extra interesting. June 2015 practically dictated last summer being record hottest.

  21. WEATHERDAN says:

    A lot has been made about how unprecedented this upcoming system will be. This despite the fact that Mark just forecasted only .25 to .33 from this system. So I decided to research how many times this has happened since 1960. To be eligible to be included in this list the Summer must have had at least 70 days over 80 in a Summer. This is hot in Salem. July 4-6 1961 .96. July 1-2 1966 .51. July 5 1974 .39. July 8-9 974 .66. July 16-17 1974 .77. July 9 1979 .22. July 16-18 1987 2.16. July 21 1987 .32. July 4-6 1992 .49. July 12-13 2009 .77. July 22-24 2014 .40. So uncommon yes. Rare no. Unprecedented no. By Thursday we should be back up in the 80,s. This according to Mark and other sources. Is this the end of Summer-No. Does this July rain mean a cold snowy Winter-No. So what does it mean. We will see some rain this weekend. At 6:00 PM we have a brief sun break and 69 degrees. The rain felt nice on my face while it lasted. Enjoy the weather this weekend. Peace.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Denial. Its just a river in Egypt Danno.

    • chris s says:

      Lol Dan, I mean you sure hate anything but heat!! Its getting old listening to you whine and snivel and post your gfs raw data forecasts every day, only to watch them implode, and you not say anything for a few days. I mean you’ve been spot on the past 3 weeks, oh wait no you have been pretty much entirely wrong. But hey, you are right Dan, come next Thursday, Salem will have an avg day!!! impressive, and will be short lived as another trough will be coming shortly there after. Keep hoping for the heat Dan!!!!

    • W7ENK says:

      Dan, could you please break these stats down even farther to differentiate between the amount of convective rainfall (thunderstorms) versus the amount of stratiform (regular, plain ol’ rain) rainfall?

      This is a very important distinction, especially in the Summer months, ya know, like July n’ stuff…

      Oh, and FWIW, I’ve received almost 1/4 inch of rainfall just today. Stratiform rainfall, that is… just for clarification purposes.

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      With the exception of the July 1992 TRW all others were from fronts and post fropa showers. Peace

    • W7ENK says:

      So, what you’re telling me here is that in the nearly 60 years of record you’ve cited above, there’s been only ONE thunderstorm? Only ONE in the last 60 Julys has there been a thunderstorm?? Just one July thunderstorm in the last 60 years???

      You just said that 1992 was the ONLY year since 1960 we had a thunderstorm in July…

      WOW, you’ve gotta be kidding me. Are you high?
      Put the bong down, man!

      Seriously, do you think we’re all idiots?

      Now I understand where you’re pulling your stats from…

      I’m outta here — to go drown in the rain for a week in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Maybe we’ll have our second July thunderstorm EVAR while I’m gone? Sheesh!!

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls, OR) says:

      Now’s your chance Erik, you’re going to witness the ONLY thunderstorm in Klamath Falls history in the last 100 years today! (rolls eyes….) 😉

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      No offense, Erik – but you should have read Dan’s comment more carefully before jumping all over his case. He’s only citing 11 July rainfall events during the last 55 summers that met the criteria for his list – not all July rainfall events since 1960. Of those 11 events, only one was thunderstorm-related, according to Dan.

      I wish there was still a “Sandbox” on this blog where you two (and others) could duke it out instead of subjecting the rest of us to all the endless bickering. It’s getting really old and detracts from the overall blog experience.

    • …the sandbox was on my old flab5 chat site, and i’m still threatening to have it ready again before winter….

    • Dizzyland says:

      That sandbox is called The Weather Forums dot com. They don’t mind it honestly. They have hit the drunk button today.

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      No only you Eric. As for the TRW most have come in Summers with less than 70 days over 80 or with less than .25.

  22. Jason Hougak says:

    Let Julyuary begin… more mountain snow for the Cascade peaks.

  23. cgavic says:

    Cgavic from sandy. 40% rain right now. Just in time for the sandy mountain festival parade this evening. Mountain festival is under the trees in meinig park this weekend.

  24. Lurkyloo says:

    Rain started about 1/2 hour ago — refreshing! This means I get to make a fire tonight! Yay for my outside plants that I usually hate watering (I’m lame that way). Oh, and YAY for free water!! Kinda liking this — sorry Heat Misers …

  25. cgavic says:

    68° and raining in randy. Just in time for the mountain festival parada thos evening.

    Meinig park, home of the festival is under the trees.

  26. buffedman says:

    “These is a good chance this will end up one of the coolest Julys in years for the Northwest” Cliff Mass

  27. Boydo3 N. Albany says:

    Wasn’t the GFS supposed to be getting a big computer upgrade this summer?

  28. Some sort of long-term WEATHER switch, not CLIMATE switch, you mean, surely?

    If so, bring it on. The endless warmth was getting old.

    And I notice 1993 in that graph. I remember that year well, a real “bummer summer”. It was basically cool and cloudy (and often showery or rainy) the whole summer, with the exception of one short but intense hot spell (that ended with a rainstorm). Used my wood stove multiple times in July and August of that year.

  29. Jesse-SW Portland Suburbs says:

    La Nina circulation developing over the Pacific. Offshore SSTs are just a reflection of this, which is why they are dropping off the coast now. SSTs do not drive the pattern, they are just a reflection of what the predominant pattern has been doing.

  30. W7ENK says:

    Uh-oh…

    Several months back, I recall mentioning 1983 as an analog for this Spring and Summer (i.e: cool and wet), for which I was immediately, vehemently opposed by several people — I mean, even Mark told me to pipe down IIRC. I specifically recall saying that I recognized an evolving pattern, and was subsequently told that this wasn’t possible because it was “too early”, was told I didn’t know what I was talking about, and presented with cherry-picked, mostly irrelevant data to the contrary. This was right about the same time Dan’s little vortex of crazy first swept through this blog, and symptoms of his Dissociative Identity began rearing its awkward, silly head.

    Well, I may have been several months ahead of the game in calling for that Summer 1983 analog, but confirmation now from the NWS, just this morning:

    Interesting, huh?

    It’s okay Dan, you and your imaginary friends can go ahead and continue telling me that I’m wrong. I have a fairly thick skin, so I’ll most likely just sit back and laugh some more while I pack my A/C back into storage and bundle up on my couch with a blanket.

    • JERAT416 says:

      This “summer” will make 1983 look hot! I expect 70 will look blazing hot by mid August.

    • runrain says:

      My uneducated and shot in the dark prediction is that there will be no more 80’s in July, and no more 90’s until July, 2017. I also predict that the San Antonio guy will increase his posting frequency to tell us where paradise is, and that Uncle Dan will move to Arizona. And just for the heck of it, I’m going to predict a good windstorm in October too!

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      Eric and his imaginary dome. Whines about the lack of snow or TRW. Now you predict an end to Summer in July. well cujo we will see.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls, OR) says:

      Maybe I was wrong about this summer being all that “warm”. But at least I proved many people wrong that Silver wouldn’t continue dropping! The metal gained almost 50% from January!

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls, OR) says:

      Though I must say this really is no reason to assume August will be the same. Call my bluff but I’m imagining another warm up after July and maybe even 1st week of September could be decent. Based on absolutely nothing but I’m not expecting all of summer to be cool.

  31. George says:

    This has been a bad start for our kiteboarding school near Clatskanie.

  32. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    Much warmer this morning at 58 degrees.

    • W7ENK says:

      Because plentiful overnight cloud cover.

    • Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

      I know, I was just hoping to break my 6 year old stations record lows for the next couple of days haha. Just 51 and 52 today and tomorrow. Not in the cards this year!

      My station in Minnehaha has 21 years of record now, I love it!

  33. JERAT416 says:

    Since Summer was May and June this year, then if my math is right, it should be snowing by Halloween! Bring on Winter!

  34. Fascinating information, Mark. Meanwhile, the rain started here this morning at 6am. I wonder how much I’ll get, as it’s supposed to last all day… The last time I had over an inch on a July day was back in year 2000.

  35. Garron 1/3 of a mile from Hillsboro Airport says:

    I am so close to driving up to the upper mountain to play in mid July snowfall. The NWS forecast for snowfall between tomorrow evening and next Wed. calls for snow flying/sticking around 6,500′. Making a trip, that’s it! Gotta live for what ever mother nature dishes out! Maybe the second 1/2 of summer will balance out the craziness we’ve had thus far. It’s about time we had more heat in the second 1/2 vs/ the first 1/2, IMO. Or, maybe we are just due for a slightly normal PNW summer? I’m gonna go play in the snow, in the middle of “SIMMER”!

  36. I definitely agree that we’re probably about due for a cyclical climate shift away from these massive warm departures. Maybe we will look back on this summer as the turning point, or maybe we warm up again for a while and then the chill sets on dramatically this fall. The sign of global warming should be clear: warm cycles get warmer, cold cycles are less cold.

    That said, we COULD still get a “classic” cold winter one of these seasons, with a lot of snow and ice in the Gorge at times, one or more snowstorms in Portland, and extended periods of at least chilly weather. We’ll just need a slightly more “favorable” cool cycle to pull it off the way we used to. Given how our odds will continue to go down with each passing decade, perhaps NOW is the time to root for a really strong La Nina and also some cooling of the North Pacific.

    We don’t have many more of them to look forward to….so let’s all “Vote Cold” this winter and coming spring!

    • buffedman says:

      Ice age predicted in the 70s
      “[M]any publications now claiming the world is on the brink of a global warming disaster said the same about an impending ice age – just 30 years ago. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • @buffedman – Actually, no, it wasn’t. There was no consensus about an emerging ice age in the 1970s. There was merely less consensus about global warming (though the voices arguing for warming did outnumber those arguing for cooling).

      There was some media sensationalism about a new ice age in the wake of a couple of back-to-back cold, snowy, winters in the Eastern/Central USA in the late 1970s, but mass media sensationalism does not a scientific consensus make.

      https://www.skepticalscience.com/ice-age-predictions-in-1970s-intermediate.htm

  37. W7ENK says:

    Someone call 911, Dan just had an aneurysm!!

    • Dizzyland says:

      Oh No! Dan is posting stats from Salem Mcnary Airport not PDX the warm spot! 😮 I didn’t know people actually lived in Salem outside of the immediate capital area did you?

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      Potential forecast bust. Well that was refreshing. We got a whoke .05 so far. Right now partly sunny and 70. No showers since last night. Kinda reminds me of this blog in Winter when forecasts of an epic snowstorm abound and we get a couple of flurries. No doubt we do get more precipitation this weekend. Just not the drenching that some had forecasted. My estimate is maybe another .35 through Monday. Then a slow dry out and warm up to around 80 or so next Thursday and Friday. Peace.

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      If you and the rest of the trolls don’t like what I post tough. I laugh when I see people posting thing like we will have 1-3 inches of rain this weekend, or no more 80,s this month, or 70 will be hot by August. Where do you get these crackpot ideas? It has been abnormally hot the last 4 years. This Summer will still probably wind up above normal but not by much. But some of what passes for scientific forecasts should be flushed down the nearest toilet because it is mostly cr*p. And it’s not the weather that bothers me it’s the fantasy some of you have about the weather. You want a cold Winter so bad you twist the charts to prove your point. I am not crying over this weather. Despite what some of you trolls fantasize normal weather suits me just fine. So if you think I am miserable this year think again. See you around sport. Peace.

    • Chris s says:

      Lol ok alter Dan, I guess when you forecast 90’s, and it turns out to be 75, like a few weeks ago, that’s ok right???😂😂 Sorry, I forgot, it’s not your forecast, but the gfs raw data copy paste😂 Good luck with that this summer, it’s working great for you so far.😊

    • WEATHERDAN says:

      June 26th and 27th hit 90. None so far in July. 6 total for the season.. NFO.

  38. She was a hippy chick says:

    We are loooong overdue for a few “green” Oregon summers. You know the weather has been hot when you go down the valley and see them growing bell peppers. I am ready to return to the good old days of drizzlely summer weather with a few nice days and cooler weather…it has been a number of years since that has happened and I miss it.

  39. Terri Nelsen says:

    Hi Mark….how’s it looking for next weekend for the Seattle to Portland bike ride on the 16th and 17th? ! Any chance of a forecast of seattle, Centralia , Chehalis, Long View, Scappoose, you know the route!!!!

    Thanks, Terri Nelsen (properly spelled 😉 )

  40. Jason Hougak says:

    Bring on the ice age

  41. 1EF_four says:

    First!

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