Our warm streak continues…
There are only a few hours left in the month of November and it’s going down into the record books as the warmest ever in most of the lower elevations of Western Oregon
Of course there is some urban heat island effect at PDX (mainly with overnight lows), but little or none in Salem and definitely none in Eugene. So it’s just one more sign of our slowly warming climate.
The weirdest part of this fall is the lack of frost even in most outlying areas…Battle Ground had a frost briefly earlier this month, but nothing at Hillsboro? Very strange. As a result, the growing season has been the longest ever observed there, in Portland, and down in Eugene as well:
This was a function of a very early “last spring frost” in the first three locations. Salem had a frost in March (later than elsewhere), which gave this year the 3rd longest growing season in that 123 year record.
It’s pretty obvious that we should all have some sort of frost/freeze by next Tuesday/Wednesday mornings. More on that on a later post.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen