A Frigid Night & A Cold Winter

10:30pm Thursday…

It’s been a long and disruptive week for many of us.  Lots of you have missed days of work and the kids have been out of school.  Meanwhile transportation/utility/emergency/police/media folks have been working overtime.  Today is day #12 for me.  But I actually have two days off!  Looking forward to sitting around doing nothing important for at least that 1st day…

Tonight we have perfect conditions for the coldest night in at least 3 years, and possibly much longer.  Here is my forecast for the metro area:

fcst_tonight_metro

If low clouds or thick fog develops in any one spot, that could keep the temperature 5-8 degrees warmer.  As a result the low temperature forecast is tough in a situation like this.  PDX is right at the edge of the “well-mixed” east wind zone.  Near the Gorge the wind keeps the air mixed up all night, which keeps low temps up around 20 degrees.  Away from that area temps can really drop off (as you see in the map above).  IF we hit 12, that will tie the low during the 2013 cold snap.  IF we get down to 11, it’ll be the coldest temp since the December 1998 arctic blast.  If we somehow get down to 10, it’ll be the coldest in 28 years…since the February 1989 arctic blast.  Hillsboro has already hit 9 as of 10pm!  If Hillsboro gets below 9, that will be the coldest since 2009, and a 6 would be the coldest since 1998.

The next few days we are heading into a cold version of our typical wintertime inversion pattern with the mountains warming up and valleys remaining cold.  We may see increased low/clouds fog since we have a bit of a moisture source too (melting/sublimating snow).  But there won’t be any dramatic change through Sunday/Monday

It turns a bit tricky briefly later Monday as we go into a mild/wet period for three days.  Tuesday-Thursday next week feature a series of warmer than normal systems (first time in many weeks!) flying across the Pacific Northwest.  As we transition into that pattern, there is the possibility of brief freezing rain later Monday or Monday night. All models show the south wind quickly overwhelming the low-level cold air in a situation just like Monday, December 18th.  But the ECMWF gives us some freezing rain Monday night and holds the cold air in the Gorge longer due to south wind holding off until Tuesday AM.  If this is the case, we would have an ice storm in parts of the metro area Monday night and a big ice storm in the Gorge…we’ll sure be keeping a close eye on this one.  Note the ice accumulation forecast from that model:

ecmwf_frz_rain_portland_20

I just checked some temperature numbers this evening and they were surprisingly cold.  Check out the first 12 days of 2017:

marktemp_last13days

The first 12 days of January have been the coldest since 1979…yes, that’s the coldest start to January in 38 years!  For those of you that were around then, what you probably notice is that it hasn’t been EXTREMELY cold this time, but it has been consistently cold.

coldjanuarystart

Combine the chilly December with this, and Portland is enduring the 3rd coldest start (first 43 days) of winter!  Winter would be December 1st-February 28th of course. What a HUGE change from the past few winters.

Looking ahead, we have a mild and rainy week ahead starting Tuesday.  I’m confident we will see at least localized flooding Tuesday/Wednesday with the sudden low-elevation snow melt plus heavy rain.  The ECMWF has been showing 2-3″ in the valleys Tuesday-Thursday which isn’t a big flood by any means, but we’re definitely going to see some issues.  I bet we get some mudslides too due to all that rain on frozen/thawing ground.

Enjoy another snow day kids, and for you parents, we’ll try to get those kids out of the house on Tuesday…

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

 

 

 

100 Responses to A Frigid Night & A Cold Winter

  1. Lee Wilson says:

    Time for the..New post for Flood…


    Be sure to share you flooding event and be sure to capture those slides.

    Mark do you have S.C.U.B.A?

    • JERAT416 says:

      Mark,

      I heard an interview with a local meteorologist (not from any TV station I know of) say that this long term pattern of east wind/cold air is going on because of the polar jet stream dipping down much lower than usual. Once it moves upward again, we will moderate with more influence from the pacific ocean.

      Is this what the models say happen starting next week, or is this just a break between more arctic events?

    • JohnD says:

      Hugely compelling question. It sure seems like the coming week is a “break between”; but it also–in and of itself–has big intrigue. What a winter!

  2. Lee Wilson says:

    Came online and found flood watch being triggered across kptv.
    And now my weather app sent an alert out.

  3. Wendy-Silverlake, WA says:

    So came across something yesterday that I thought I’d pass on. While out cleaning things up and removing some snow, I noticed that the down spouts were frozen at the bottom. Upon further inspection I realized they are frozen all the way to the top. So I checked the gutters and they are about 3/4 of the way full of ice. I hadn’t thought much about the down spouts or gutters since we haven’t had any rain really in a month, just snow. My guess is since it really hasn’t gotten above freezing much in the last month or so and every time the snow melted it just kept refreezing in the down spouts until they were full and then started freezing up in the gutters themselves. The slight melting from yesterday caused the outside of the down spouts to become encased in ice. This is going to make the melt and rain a little more messy as there is nowhere for the water on the roof to go. Anyway, I wanted to make people aware of this one to check their down spouts before the rain comes in. We haven’t seen anything like that before, so I’m sure there are quite a few people who haven’t as well. I’m not sure how to get them thawed out in time for the rain since they are completely solid to the top. Just an FYI.

    • Alohabb says:

      I have been trying to clear roof and gutters and noticed that at well. Whatever melts, can’t drain, and re
      Freezes. It’s gonna make major ponding on roadways and around the house

    • …i’ve got a pile of ice 3 feet high i’ve chipped out of the gutters and off the roof as the glaciers keep forming here in Cove…

  4. Lee Wilson says:

    We Busted theown of 28°F.
    We hit 19.

  5. Diana F. says:

    Wow my “local weather” app is picking up what looks to be a fair amount of precipitation, with the green changing to pink as it comes ashore at Florence with the temp at 32…… Wish there was a way to verify visually what is happening weather-wise at distant locations, without having to rely on cams that #1 aren’t of any help during the nighttime hours and #2 there aren’t nearly enough of anyway!

  6. Be interesting to see if we get some vegetation die back..i.e…tree branches, shrubs, etc. Saw a lot of that in east Clark county after the 1978-79 cold spell.

  7. Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

    Portland Fails To Clear Snow and Ice: Seattle SDOT Comes to the Rescue (Saturday, January 14, 2017):

    http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/

    Onto the good news note now.

    Looking at the long range models I’m not seeing widespread flooding. Localized flooding (creaks, small streams, etc.) it for sure looks like an issue going into next week. However, nothing of the 1995 nature where people will have to go sandbag downtown against the Willamette river. Models have consistently called for 1.5 inches of rain for Tuesday and 1 inch on Wednesday. So no solid warning constituting a natural disaster on the way.

    Regardless, lots of changes coming in the next 72 hours!

    • Diana F. says:

      1) Thanks for the link, Jake! I always enjoy Cliff’s blog but for some weird and completely unknown reason, I often forget to check it. By comparison, I check Mark’s several times A DAY—well part of that is the 8 year old asking “what’s Mark got to say today”…..🤓#dailygeekout
      2) I am always surprised at how few comments people leave on Cliff’s posts, particularly compared to Mark’s blog. Cliff is obviously popular and well renowned, and his site has over 30 MILLION views, so why not more commenting I wonder?
      3) He makes some particularly spot-on points in the linked post from 1/14. Regional pooling of equipment and services seems like SUCH a no brainer. I think considering the use of salt as a pre-treatment was interesting too.
      4) I did not know that Seattle’s Mayor lost his job over fallout related to shoddy inclement weather road maintenance; Cliff seems to imply that the new PDX mayor should make this issue a priority….or else!
      5) It’s ridiculous that so many people have been forced to miss A LOT of work, and that kids have had so many missed days of school ALL because of roads. If this wasn’t a 3 day weekend, kids would be missing all of these too!
      6) As a side note lol, I’ve noticed that Cliff seems to divide the Northwest into Seattle / Portland, but skips the Vancouver part lol. Of course, what applies to PDX usually applies to Vancouver….but still. Too often I feel lumped 🙃
      7) Hey is anyone thinking about going to the seminar in March?

    • Windsday says:

      Because he forces Google account. I see that on there and NOBODY wants that who isn’t a fanboy.

    • Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

      1) Hah! Yeah weather blogs are a great place to have kids grow into their hobbies; yep easy very in-depth resource to forget! Happens to me too hahaha!

      2) As Windsday pointed out. That’s what turned me away from his blog ultimately. I mean I tried using WordPress but it didn’t work.

      3 & 4) Yeah we should use salt more aggressively. It’s good the city decided to try using it – if not too late. Getting there. I was also surprised on the Mayor of Seattle losing his job. I wasn’t aware of that till reading that blog post as well.

      5) Yeah I took my sister out yesterday around 2pm down Division to about 82nd to go see a friend. Took Division from about 181st all the way there. It was heart pounding experience hahaha! Not white knuckle mind you but without chains and front wheel drive I was doing “fine” in my little sedan.

      It was just nerve wracking because there were a lot of cars without chains who should’ve sorely put them on. That, and generally speaking drivers who didn’t know what the heck they were doing. Almost crashed when first heading out because (while giving good distance) the guy in front of me decided it was a good idea to dead slam the brakes. I skidded on the icy snow, 3 times before stopping just shy of his rear. That woke me up quick.

      I’ll never trust anyone at a light turning red to know what they’re doing again when there’s such conditions. Period. No matter what there setup looks like.

      My brother whose driven the roads everyday since it snowed told me today is the worst (he drove today too).

      I can attest to that driving again last night around 9pm to go pick up my sister afterward. All the snow is old and is just various forms of ice now. It’s a mess. Especially, since people have grown impatient and are now going out no matter what equipment they have – or lack there of. I decided to be “smart” and take I-84. Hahahaha! That was even worse.

      The freeway is clear in a lot of places but every 100ft or so they’ll be a batch of ice that’s rutted and gnarled. So you had the semi’s in the far right lane with their hazards going about 25mph, then the common cars in the middle lane going about 35~40mph, and then every freak’en loon with a truck gunning it around 65mph in the left lane. The speed variations made it look like a stampede.

      It mean it was Saturday yesterday but you would’ve thought it was the middle of the work week. There was that much traffic. I’m going to get a Subaru or a Jeep after this experience once I start looking for an internship. I’ve had enough. Every 8 years or not. I want the capacity to navigate stupidity.

      6) Yeah I noticed that too. He jumps between Seattle and Portland. He’ll comment on counties close to the Olympic Peninsula but that’s about.

      7) If it snows? I’m not going. Humans! Bah!

  8. Lee Wilson says:

    Holy cow from 39 to 33 in 5 minutes?

  9. Lee Wilson says:

    We’re Screwed: https://youtu.be/-4utUnR6V5I
    It is coming

    It slowly moves toward us like a slow moving monster as it hunts down its prey..

    Are you ready to stare is down in its eye?

    Come monster of the sky come ,we will not run like cowards we will stand and defy you

    I mock you and hurl insults at you, you are weak of monster of the sky.

    What shall you do to us?

    • Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

      Lee, just saw your post. That weather system won’t produce enough rain fall for widespread flooding. We will most likely dodge a major flooding event. 🙂

    • Lee Wilson says:

      And we were only supposed to have a low of..28….and we’re at 19.
      As wrong as the so called models have been…I noon ger trust them lol.

      According to the models we weren’t supposed to have gotten the snow amounts that we got in the first place lol.

      So unless the models can get Thier act together..I ain’t trusting get email.:)

      “The Weather Stick” could for cast better lol

    • Windsday says:

      Make that 16F Lee.

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

    OK, important WINTER WEATHER MEASUREMENT FROM SHAWN WEAGLE!!! If you think it has been cold, here’s a measurement from the NWS for the period of Dec. 1 until now…Hillsboro scoring in the gold column at the moment!!!

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecasts/display_special_product_versions.php?sid=pqr&pil=pns

    At least you will be able to say to your kids…”I remember when….”

  11. flurball says:

    Fish school closures?

  12. Ash Qelon says:

    We are going from Snowboards To Surfboards in one week.
    Brace for Impact!!!

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

      Ehh, I wouldn’t put the snowboards away, just yet. This MIGHT be a winter that just keeps on keeping on….We’ll see shortly…lol

  13. Roman~Snow-Zone-Monmouth, Elv. 223' says:

    You guys realize we are going to experience a Missoula flood type event next week. Floods we haven’t seen in 15,000 years. The tropical rains falling on top of all the snow in the valley, cascades and high desert will turn us into a muddy swamp. The satellite imagery from space will look as if the PNW has been over taken by the ocean. Now it is Currently 18F outside and I’m enjoying this last bit of snowy tundra bliss.

  14. Lee Wilson says:

    All this snow was good insulation..its a shame it has to go.

  15. Lee Wilson says:



    You know it’s could out side when you get ice on you aluminium sliding glass door.

  16. Mark, I want to upgrade my current weather station at home. What brand do you recommend for the most religibility and optons? Definitely want one with a precipitation Guage. I know there are really expensive options out there but what will give me the best bang for the buck and is pretty accurate?

  17. Lee Wilson says:

    We’re having a heat wave at a whopping..25degrees
    10:11 pm Friday the 13th.

    We just can’t seem to break the Cloud barrier.so it seems we are retaining some heat.

    Can’t touch b6 the radar, and even weather station is saying clear day.

    But one thing is for sure. When them rains come.
    How many will.be on i5? And will we get flash flooding?

    I for see parts of I 5 being submerged.
    I seen it happen.

    Oh and what will.be interesting are the people DRIVING on wet ice….i don’t think I want to be any where on or near any highway or roads when this stArts.

    And for those of us who didn’t post power…i hope and pray we don’t get strong winds..rapid melt plus strong winds…equals..the probability of no power ..Ya know the whole wind ,slide, ground becomes mud , sorta thing…oh did I mention…the ground is still frozen…ewwww…..no place for that water to go….eewwwerg…

    It….will…be..fun. 😉

    Now there is a weird deep rumbling sound out side…its not a jet, nor is our next do neighbors surround system.

    It’s a very low sound…almost like a jet that keeps flying over head..only it’s not.id record it..but I two tired.

    Can’t be thunder.as we don’t have lightning…eh…wait…i think it is thunder?..gping to record it.

  18. flurball says:

    24.6 Clackamas. wind variable SE to NW

  19. Ash Qelon says:

    So, Next week, it “SUDDENLY” warms up, melts the ice snow etc.
    Then we get severe FLOODING drains all overrun-clogs etc.
    Brace for impact!
    Put it in your IPHONE braindead Picture screen wake up call.

    • Paul D says:

      From one extreme to the other. All’s normal.

    • Lee Wilson says:

      IPhones aren’t water proof are they?

      I got a Moto G3. It’s not the best, but it is water proof.

      On that note.

      I just hope we don’t get winds.
      Just think, rapid thaw, icy ground becomes worse than a sponge, yup, nothing like a flash flood to start spring off.or..wai..is February so get or spring or sprinter ?

  20. JERAT416 says:

    Up here on Bull Mtn, it’s like the dark side of the moon. Absolutely zero melting, and difficult to get around without chains. Anyone wanna do fireworks in the snow on July 4th?

  21. boydo3 N Albany says:

    NOAA seems to agree that we keep it colder than average…

  22. Roland Derksen says:

    I recall the month of January 1979 as well, but for me, the coldest month since January 1969 was in January 1993. This year’s January ranks pretty high so far, but we’ll see what next week brings.

    • Lee Wilson says:

      I was around when we had 3 to 4 feet of snow up,on Stella road. In Longview Washington.

      Then a few years back we had 3 feet of snow on or around Christmas time. I remember that because a pick came sliding down the hill and was on it way to hitting us thankfully he ran in to.the guard rail.

      Then I remember freeze flood freeze…oh that was fun.
      Thing is in my 45 years I have seen it pretty much do everything.

      Oh…we used horses and tobogans that was fun lol..hmmm when as kids you do some crazy things…

      I Remember my least favorite thing was picking ice put of the horses hooves.

      A few times we used the real expensive horse blankets to keep warm.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m in the Seattle area and was in 1993, too. This winter strikes me as very similar: dry and cold with little snow.

    • I’m in the Seattle area and so far this winter reminds me very much of 1993 (I was also living in this area then): lots of prolonged cold, dry spells but very little snow.

  23. Gregg Bahr says:

    Hey Mark

    I know you said this not going to be like the flood in 96 but, it sure starting to look that way to me. I remember it well even have some good VHS footage of the Willamette Falls basically become just a ripple in the river. What are you thinking now looking at the forecast for next week.

  24. WEATHERDAN says:

    Very heavy weather likely the next two weeks. First up is the continuation our cold weather until late Monday. Then we have the possibility of a a zr event Monday night. Now the NWS said this morning that we will likely have a flood next Tuesday-Thursday. Depending on where the atmospheric river sets up we might have in their words a major flood in the Willamette valley. Then it looks like another major cold spell with valley floor starting about the 24th and lasting for several days. This time the thickness at PDX might go as low as 504!!!. If all of this verifies this would be one of our coldest and snowiest Winters over the last 100 years with even a flood possibly major thrown in for good measure. This should satisfy even the most diehard cold weather enthusiast. As for JJ and his comment about the warm weather taking a break. Well duh JJ it,s Winter which I have really enjoyed. As for next Summer. Well most of our coldest Winters were followed by warm to hot Summers. But we won’t know about that for another few months. In the mean time I am really enjoying Winter. Peace.

    • HAWKEYES23 says:

      Dude you must be trippin again. Your outlook is a little more like a movie than a reality. Just so no to drugs my dude.

    • JJ78259 says:

      Records were meant to be broken! I’m in! Portland had Record Warmth and now the flip side. Like Mark said in an blog awhile ago what goes up must come down! Gert Boyle is happy Portland outerwear sales must be doing great!

    • Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

      I noticed this pattern as well but I personally don’t feel the weather will be that rainy? At least nothing we haven’t seen. Most of the energy goes into the Washington Olympic Peninsula.

      Keep the wish casting on the ground sir. No skydiving! 😛

      Joking, yeah we’ll see I noticed the resurgence of cold arctic air back into the PNW after this rainy spell in the upcoming week. The GFS has trended this now for 72 hours. Also wants to bring a low pressure system with it. Who knows. Certainty not betting against your comment after what’s transpired thus far!

    • JohnD says:

      Your comments, Dan, are both appreciated–and, not untypically–prove to be very righteous and accurate. Comes with experience, as well as savvy–right?! Thanks for your input!

    • Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

      Here here!

    • Gene says:

      “Just so no to drugs”? Hmmmm . . .

    • Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

      Hmmmmmm… Gene. You seem to be staggering there a bit. Barf bag, drive you home?:P

    • Gene says:

      Jake — my comment was in response to Hawkeyes” nonsensical remark about Weatherdan’s post. Check it out again, and you’ll see what I was referring to.

    • Lee Wilson says:

      Sounds like flood freeze flood freeze event we got back a few years ago.

      If that the case.i 5 will be encased in ice in areas.
      And if that is the case…one can say..were…screwed.

      Let’s hope it just guess work right now….
      Let’s take all this…One Day at a Time.

      What surprises me the most this far….power grids have not had brown outs nor have they had rotating black outs due to service over load.

      I guess we have a stronger grid than some areas back east.

      But if we do get a flood than a freeze…then we’reooking at major outages all over the place.

    • Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

      Gene,

      Heeeyyyyyy, either way! You guys are being rude!

  25. JJ78259 says:

    Yep I was there in1979 as I said before a winter throw back to the seventies! I think I will watch some Three’s Company to remember the Time! Weather Dan’s warm stretch seems to have hit a speed bump! PGE, NW Natural Gas is raking it in!

    • Anonymous says:

      Jake — my comment was in reaction to Hawkeyes’ nonsensical remark. Check it out, then you’ll understand my reference

    • Lee Wilson says:

      .

      Hmm…i am partial to Morkand Mindy and to the Greatest American Hero Followed up with Nova and Captain Kangaroo.

      And then some Laurnce Welk followed up with American Bandstand . Oh and you can’t forget Fantasy Island, StarTrek,
      And Super man on a Capacitor Disk. Starwars, and He Man.

      And then let’s see what other shows could I dredge up.
      Oh Red Skeleton , Justin Wilson, Bill Cosbies Fat Albert,
      And Sazam, Wonder Woman , Bat Man, Flash Gordon, and some others.

      And then Nova, Wild Kingdom by Mutual of Ohmaha,Wild America by Marty Staufer, and some other educational shows.

      Ah yes..all viewed on something called a Tube Tv.
      Speaking of wich, the one we have is still going on strong.
      And is plugged in to a 400 watt pure since inverter.

      Hoping one day to power a heater on the 5kw inverter.
      As well as an air conditioner in the summer time.

      Funny thing is…we had all this kind of tech back in the 70s,80s,and 90s..but people make to many excuses for not using it.

  26. John Fairplay says:

    Where appropriate, I’d suggest opening any spillways to create room for snowmelt + rain next week.

  27. W7ENK says:

    Another ice storm is exactly what we DON’T need right now. The trees are still hanging heavy, laden with much of the snow that fell on them Tuesday night/Wednesday. Rain itself would be bad enough, as that snow will soak up most of that water until it completely melts and washes off, but ZR would not only soak in, but also coat the surface of that snow and increase the weight load that much more. If this happens, it shouldn’t take a whole lot more to snap the already stressed branches and bring them crashing down into power lines all over the place. Monday night could look like (and sound like) the Fourth of July… or WWII Europe? This could be interesting…

    • HAWKEYES23 says:

      West of 205 will be clear of ZR so I dont give a crap. East of 205 could be a mess.

    • Sapo says:

      Yeah I doubt we’ll get another ice storm. At least not metro-wide..possible east of 205 but it looks like it’ll be short lived. Could change, but not looking major at this point. Latest euro was super heavy with the precip this week which could lead to some flooding issues in the metro area

    • muxpux (Longview) says:

      You would think most trees in that area would be a bit more hardy than the trees Westside.

    • Lee Wilson says:

      Sapo, you need to live in the region longer lol..We had historical swings that would blowvyour mind.

      Flood ,freeze ,floods have occurred back to back .
      They are more destructive then any other storm.

      While rare, they do happen.

      I have seen cars slipping on ice covered in rain.
      I seen I 5 flooded then it froze..i have seen these weather systems shut down both Washington and Oregon.

      And the worst problem are idiots driving carelessly on icy areas thinking it will break up..

  28. Jake-(Gresham near Nadaka Nature Park) says:

    Come on Monday give us more snow!

  29. W7ENK says:

    PDX officially dropped to 11°F this morning.

    BRRRRR!!!

  30. paul grim says:

    Forecaster Temira using GFS model is saying a foot of rain on Mt. Hood tuesday and wednesday. Is thing going to be a repeat of 1996?

    • pgiorgio says:

      No, its not February and the damage will be minimized by cooler temps by day 8. Ground was more saturated already in 1996 before the snowstorm and pineapple express hit.

  31. Diana says:

    Hi Mark,

    Again so glad you are doing weather (and are so passionate about it) here in the PDX area.

    I have a temperature related question that I am not sure where to put it to get an answer…. This morning (Friday Jan 13, 2017) the ticker on the bottom of the page (on Fox12) said Beaverton was 5 degrees, but the map Andy (who is also awesome!) said 15 degrees in Beaverton. My weather app (based on my location) on my android phone matched the ticker on the screen at 5 degrees, not the map, but is different than our gauge outside here (it said 17) at our house.

    Why is the ticker different than the map Andy showed at 7ish this morning?

    What location(s) are you using to show this on the news in general?

    I thought we had our outdoor thermometer in a good location to get accurate reading, but maybe not, any recommendations? It is kind of old so may need a new one…

    Should I trust my weather app on my phone (which uses my location)?

    Appreciate any help with this you can give!

    Keep up the good work, we really enjoy the news and weather from Fox12.

    Diana
    South Beaverton – Cooper Mt (~250 ft elevation).

    • Bob Bales says:

      Are you talking about the KPTV weather App? I have a current location of Beaverton for that app and the temperature given always seems to match that at the Hillsboro airport, which is the closest NWS airport weather station. Hillsboro showed 5 degrees at 6:53 am.

  32. Lee Wilson says:

    What is the story with the incoming system?
    We also got some snow last night.

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

    17° for my overnight low; not quite as cold as the 15° I recorded on 1/6. Had some light W/NW wind through the night – that must have held the temperature up a bit. The 5° low this morning at HIO is impressive! Beautiful sunrise today, too.

  34. Jake-(Gresham) says:

    For those wanting to see current temps across the metro (check ‘weather stations’ and then just the temperature bubble):

    https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/

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

    Wow! Again you did an awesome job on those forecast lows! Within a degree or two, I know this was another nail biter! I work at Orenco New Seasons, and didn’t get to enjoy the full moon on a Friday the 13th until I left the INTEL snow/fog zone, but it was magnificent! I expect the record low reports are going to be amazing for today…Maybe someone will post those on here??? Dr. Pierce, Brian, Rob, Erik, Laura???? I actually got stuck INSIDE my car this morning after I left work, and went to the gas station. Frozen lock, and embarrassment aside, that was a great laughable moment.

  36. Jake-(Gresham) says:

    East wind here near DMV Gresham location kept us at a toasty 23F degrees. 😛 Stay warm people!

  37. Joshua Downtown PDX says:

    12 at PDX right now. 21 at my place.

    • Paul D says:

      Hillsboro Airport is at 5. Last night around 11pm it was 11 and my thermometer showed 25. I began to think mine wasn’t working right because I’m usually no more than 5 different than the airport, so I grabbed a couple others that I have and came up with 23. This morning I show 14 & 16. They all add up to COLD!

  38. Lee Wilson says:

    We’re at 27°F and our son just stated he hates snow days and he has has had enough of the snow.

    • Paul D says:

      My daughter is going nuts because her math teacher is giving her homework and it is difficult to do without a teacher to ask when she has questions. The principal is desperately trying not to extend the school year, but I say just extend it and give the students what they need – class time with teachers!

  39. With the rain ahead and the snow on the ground, will they have to build a wall again for the Willamette river like they did in the early 90’s?

  40. Paul D says:

    COLD!!!

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