All-Time Warmest November!

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

21 Responses to All-Time Warmest November!

  1. Jason Hougak says:

    Looks like I see a post from Mark Nelson in the troll department. Haven’t had Mark post very often anymore. I always wonder if he enjoys the troll conversations on his blog or feels he needs to flex some muscle and kick them off the blog? Well… Mark what’s your take? I think you’ve got a troll problem.

    Weatherwise looking great for foothill snow pattern setting up Mark. I’m just eager to read your next post on that 4 letter word that is causing such a stir. Do you think your going to get much at your house Mark? I think your pretty much 1,000 feet there.
    The NWS discussion tonight sounds like a classic Ana Front with a rapid dropping snowlevel after the cold front. It’s amazing that the snow level looks to be 6-5,000′ on Saturday and plummet to about 1,000′ Sunday/ Sunday night. Nonetheless, really exciting stuff. The 6Z GFS is almost ready.

  2. Paul D says:

    The longer growing season has taken its toll in my yard. Six weeks ago I got rid of all the moss and weeds in my yard, and now it looks like I never did anything! Depressing…..

  3. Boydo3 N. Albany says:

    It’s the daily forecast of accumulated snow out 10 days.
    I’m skeptical but its fun to look at.

  4. GTS1K' says:

    …among his other, obvious shortcomings.

  5. Jason Hougak says:

    1st again!!!

  6. W7ENK says:

    Insanity!! Especially considering how cold December is projected to be…

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