Saturday Scorcher Arriving

8:45am Saturday

Everything is proceeding according to plan for this last weekend of June.  This is one of the easiest forecasts we make…heatwaves west of the Cascades involve sunshine only.  But the numbers are just larger, sometimes even three digits instead of two.  It’s nothing like forecast snow/wind/ice/flooding.

At 9am some foothill locations are already over 80 degrees around Estacada, Colton, & Battleground…it’s gonna get hot!

We expect a high temperature around 100 both today and tomorrow.  In reality at the official observing site (PDX) it could be somewhere between 98 and 102 either day.  It won’t matter, it feels the same.

The morning balloon sounding is in from Salem and it shows an 850 millibar temperature of +21 degrees C, easterly wind flow from near the surface all the way up to 7,000′, and relative humidity of only 10-25% above 2,000′.  That’s some hot and dry air that will surface later this afternoon.  It’ll do that because we’ve also got a 3-4 millibar easterly gradient through the Gorge and over the Cascades.  East wind blew all night in Corbett and temperatures there only dropped into the upper 60s.  Tonight those of you in the windy areas will remain in the 70s…like those Hawaiian trade winds.

Today is also the one day we’ll see a scorcher at the coastline.  Expect highs around 90 on the north coast and well into the 80s from Newport north.  Then a surging southwesterly wind arrives tonight and tomorrow morning cutting off the heat…much cooler Sunday.

Stay cool!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


8 Responses to Saturday Scorcher Arriving

  1. Lee Wilson says:

    Things on how you can heat heat.
    1 take showers
    2 designate 1 bedroom as a cool Zone
    Don’t try to a.c. an with a single small a.c.
    3 a water Park
    4 use your cars A.C.
    5 to waiting in a creek
    6 if creek is big enough to tubing
    Just make sure you apply sun Screen 3rd degree burns stink.
    7 open all Windows at night Probably not a wise idea in down town Portland. I led your s stories up.

  2. Lee Wilson says:

    Just wanted to add a little weirdness to the sight.
    You Know, Keep Oregon wierd..right?
    Well in Washington we have a budget pay.
    This is what happens when you use solar
    With our PUD..its never a 0 on budget pay.

  3. Brian Schmit says:

    Snow and 100 degree heat is the best weather

  4. Well, I have water spraying on our Photovoltaic Panels.
    Running 2 Air conditioners, off 1kw ARRAY. The two of them together pulls in 854 watts.

    At any rate..take. are you all.

    And stay cool.

  5. Roland Derksen says:

    It will- next week!Paul, it’s only about 83F up here today.

  6. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Bring in the refreshments!

  7. Paul D says:

    Please make it stop….

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