June 28, 2017

Due to our mild & dry pattern, it appears the big holiday will be pretty reasonable this year.  Most likely high temperatures somewhere between 70-80 degrees, pretty normal for this time of year.

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I remember sitting through some very chilly fireworks shows here in Northwest Oregon, but my 16-year-old son hasn’t seen a wet Independence Day.  You have to go all the way back to 2000 to find a wet one!

That’s especially strange considering that any one July 4th has a 24% chance of getting measurable rain in Portland.  And this one is always surprising…JULY 4TH HAS A HIGHER RAIN CHANCE THAN ANY OTHER JULY DAY!  It’s just a fluke of course, but bizarre that it happens to occur on a holiday.

You may remember the sweltering 4th just 2 years ago during the great heat wave of 2015.  Last year was a bit cool though.

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Regardless, we’re in pretty good shape this year!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen