Episode 40: The Heat is ON!

The podcast is back! Hot weather talk, plus an explanation of our 12 Day Trend. Plenty of laughs too and maybe even a little FOX12 gossip thrown in. Enjoy!

Northwest Weather Podcast


It is blazing hot in the Northwest this week, with temperatures soaring to the triple digits around the Portland metro area. On this episode, the guys break down our heatwave and let you know what to expect in the coming days, including some extreme fire danger and really toasty temps on the Oregon Coast.

They also take a close look at a massive wildfire burning out of control near Los Angeles and the devastating flooding in Louisiana.

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44 Responses to Episode 40: The Heat is ON!

  1. cgavic says:

    Cgavic at sandy oregon saturday august 20, has a high of 102.

  2. Much cooler overnight here; low was 55. One more hot afternoon on tap then comes a big marine push.

  3. WEATHERDAN says:

    104 on Friday. 102 on Thursday. And 103 Today. Wow Augustuary. Despite what Mark said about 2016 not being a cool and wet Summer I suspect not all believe him. But then some people still believe the world is flat.Peace.

    • I never believed it was going to be a cooler and wetter than normal summer. Ever since late last winter (I think; maybe it was sometime last spring) I’ve been forecasting a summer that’s both warmer than normal yet significantly cooler than last year. Which is just what it turns out we’re getting.

  4. Jakeinthevalley says:

    Still 82f at 12 30 am in West salem at 400′. Looks like the mid valley, above the valley floor is going to stay above 70f for the rest of the night as long as the light easterly breeze sticks around.

    Never seen this scenerio play out in 20 years here.

  5. Currently 65 after a high of 89 (warmest of the year) today. That 65 ties the low this morning so tonight seems certain to be cooler than the last one. Seattle is still 79 as of last report. Hot spells always make me glad I now live outside the urban heat island.

  6. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    75 now after a high of 101.

    Still 86 at PDX.

  7. umpire says:

    Was up at Council Crest this morning. Winds were blowing hard by 10. A mostly no-show hiking group!dogsbarkpdx@gmail.com

  8. JohnD says:

    So glad we officially hit 100′ today @ PDX! ‘Would have sucked if we hadn’t have made it–when seemingly everywhere else did in the Valley! And one more(?)

  9. Josh "The Snowman" from Gladstone, OR says:

    And I heard that Dan, dan, the weather-can…….not. Said it was warmer in Salem!!!!!! Oh my god. I am so giddy I’m heading to the fox12 studios to dance naked in the heat. You heard it here first. A naked snowman. Oh, a naked snowman. Call me a naked slushy joshy. Call me a happy joshy, hee hee.

  10. Josh "The Snowman" from Gladstone, OR says:

    This is extreme heat means extreme cold. Book it!! The weather forums said it so it has to be true.

  11. WEATHERDAN says:

    Using a borrowed computer. Mine conked out. 101 at 2:00 PM. Sure enjoying this cool cloudy wet Summer. Peace.

  12. runrain says:

    PDX just went from 93 to 97 in the last 5 min. 12:15 to 12:20, actually.

  13. Scooter says:

    100 degrees @ 12:30

  14. JohnD says:

    I just came on. 91′ @ 11:44 @ PDX!?
    Wow! I would sure have to think that unless the breeze is strong enough to keep things capped a little, then we are detained for a bonafide scorcher!

  15. SortingHat says:

    Now it’s hotter then a pistol.

  16. SortingHat says:

    The last two days have been some of the best Tahoe Blue days of Oregon.

    Today the skies are absolutely yucked out. You can’t even see the mountains nor the coast ranges.

    Yesterday had unlimited visibility.

  17. geo says:

    106 and climbing…………

  18. Wow! It was really heating up fast here this morning in that NE wind; From 69F at 6:30 (which already was warm) to 84F by 9:30. Now, however in the past hour the wind has switched back to a SW. The temperature has basically held at 86F (peaking at 87 briefly). I hope that it stays that way- don’t want that hot dry wind this afternoon.

  19. runrain says:

    East wind finally broke through at PDX at 10am. Temp went from 84 to 90 at 10:30. Now, I’m curious: any way to find out what the earliest time of the day we’ve ever hit 90 deg? This has to be close. I remember one day years ago we were 85 at noon and hit 102 for a high. What’s going to put a lid on this thing?

    • Scooter says:

      Where I’m at east of Oregon City I have seen it hit 90 around 9 AM on several occasions over the many years during the extreme heatwaves.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      On east wind days the temperature rises fast when the wind arrives, but then rise much more slowly as the wind keeps blowing. I’ve noticed that in previous heat waves

    • runrain says:

      And that seems to be playing out right now. So many stations bumping their heads on that 97-99 ceiling.

  20. geo says:

    89 @mcminnville 10am obs

  21. Scooter says:

    Now we’re starting to cook, 85 degrees @ 9:55 AM.

  22. jakeinthevalley says:

    Wow, NWS going all in with a high of 106 for the mid valley

  23. Scooter says:

    103 yesterday’s high here east of Oregon City. 76 degrees as of 9:20 AM this morning which does not seem like an epic heatwave of early compression heating here.

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