A Hot May Day

May 22, 2017

11pm Monday

Forecasts turned out just right today with 80s along parts of the coastline and low 90s around the metro area.  Aurora was the warm spot in our area with a 93 degree high.

Todays Observed Highs OrWa 2017

Somehow Eugene only hit 85…not sure what was going on down there.

Tomorrow will be much cooler at the Coast as a strong NW wind kicks in during the afternoon.  That will also pour inland and cap our temperatures off in the lower 80s.  Good news, no hot weather for tomorrow but a warm and sunny late May day.

Now today’s 91 at PDX was the warmest in May in 3 years but short of the record for the date.

MarkMayWarmestHighTemp

We have entered an unusually long warm/dry period for late May.  Since I don’t expect showers Wednesday, that means ridging will take hold again for the end of the week through early next week.  No model shows any decent chance for significant cooling and/or showers until at least the middle of next week.  Wow, what happened to the cool/wet spring???

Enjoy the sunshine in the days ahead, it’ll be accompanied by low dewpoints Wednesday through Friday so night will be cool with pleasant afternoons.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen