Most Of Oregon Had A White Christmas and A Dry 2013?

Unless you live along the Coast or in the Willamette Valley, chances are good you had a white Christmas.
From the Coast Range to the Gorge, to the Cascades and points east –

snow was in the air. Check out some of these snow totals. Christmas2012

Back in Portland Christmas was a wet day with cool temperatures in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
The front that brought the rain and snow is lifting out and behind it is cool showery weather.

So weatherwise, prepare for scattered showers for the remainder of the night with temperatures falling slowly into the upper 30s. If you are headed out to a movie, grab an umbrella and the rain gear, but overall the heaviest rain has ended.

Tomorrow some scattered showers will roll-in as the next weather maker moves to our south. Highs will be in the mid 40s.

Get ready for this breaking news: Thursday through next year – that’s right I said next year – should be mainly dry! Morning fog, followed by partly sunny skies is the forecast from Friday and beyond – courtesy of a dry east wind.

On A Final And Personal Note,although I was unable to be with my family today, I am grateful that we will all celebrate tomorrow in San Diego. Working with my wife Kacey is always fun, and my in-laws near Dallas, Texas had a wonderful Christmas surprise – A White Christmas. They sent me this beautiful picture which I showed on the 6pm news tonight. Dallas

Merry Christmas to all, and all a goodnight,

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A Record Breaking December

Amazingly – especially considering a La Nina year – the first half of December will go into the record books as the driest ever. PDX has picked up only 0.06″ of rain during the first two weeks of December. This puts us in a deficit of 2.75″. And for you statisticians at home, last year at this time we were closing in on 5.00″ of rain during the first two weeks.
Meanwhile, I see very little change to the forecast for the next several days. High pressure sets-up shop in the Eastern Pacific – a little weaker than the past couple of weeks – so spots north of PDX and along the Coast could see some very light showers Sunday and again on Tuesday. Otherwise we wake-up most mornings with fog followed by partial afternoon clearing. Daytime highs will be cool (in the mid 40s) and nighttime lows remain at or slightly above freezing.
So right now I’d place the chances of a white Christmas at about 0-1%
Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! Matt Brode

Turkey Travel

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted –  it’s been awhile since I’ve had the time. Hard to believe it is already time for Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie. First and foremost, the Holidays have always been my favorite time of year. I love the cold, I love the positive energy and the overall vibe. Now let’s get to the nitty-gritty forecast details.

A little disturbance is moving offshore could give a couple of snow showers to the coast today. As the low pulls to the south, the Oregon coast could see a few flurries. A big trough will be in place all across the western CONUS and despite sunshine, it will be cool in Southern California and Arizona. Denver will see some snow-showers and if you’re hopping a flight to Minneapolis, watch out for some snow-delays. Chicago points-east should be delay free, but watch out for some mixed precip in Boston by late on Turkey day. If grandma’s in Dallas, it will be quite cold. Finally in Miami, well let’s just say sunny and 82. I would say I’m jealous, but will be headed to the Caribbean on Saturday.

Happy holidays and I’ll see you all in early December!