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It’s ‘Hot’

TUCSON – We often ponder in the weather center when to use the term ‘hot’ to describe our weather. We all agree that anytime we hit 100 or more, we use the term hot.

If it were 88 in the summer, naturally we would say it’s ‘cool’. But I’m calling our projected high of 88 degrees tomorrow ‘hot’. Why? Because it’s winter!

Strong high pressure continues to build, and because we hit 86 today in Tucson, I think 88 is easily accomplished tomorrow. BTW: this would break the record of 85 – set back in 1957.

So here’s the scoop. 88 on Saturday, 86 on Sunday (another record), and then by Monday I’m forecasting 83 -tying the record.

Bottom line: a lot of events are going on this weekend…Rodeo, Match Play, Gem Show…so please stay hydrated and wear the sunscreen.

Somewhat cooler weather arrives next week.

Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Birthday to Arizona – which is now 102. At least the temperature is not 102; yet!

Tuesday Evening Weather. Groundhog Day?

Matt Brode’s Vlog for Monday

Latest GFS model output shows some rain next week.

Latest GFS model output shows some rain next week.

A *HUGE* shout out and love to @BoltBus.

A *HUGE* shout out and love to @BoltBus. Just booked a ticket from NYC to Baltimore for $1.00 #bargain #travel http://ow.ly/i/1E0Mx

Beautiful lenticular cloud over Mt. Hood

Beautiful lenticular cloud over Mt. Hood @koinlocal6 @forecastupdates @sallykoin #pdxtst http://ow.ly/i/1kiTZ

A White Christmas? Portland’s Chances Are Better Than Some

Twas the night before Christmas,IMG_2968
And all through the air,

Conditions were dry,

And the weather was fair,

Kids were hoping for snow,
Well into the night,

With the hope of some snow,
Christmas would be white.

Dreams do come true and many parts of the region will see snow on Christmas day – but probably only rain in the lowest terrain.

A strong winter weather storm is moving toward the region and will bring plenty of rain to the region on Christmas day. If you live near the Gorge or in the highest hills, you may see some snowflakes mixing in with rain very early Christmas morning. Otherwise, it’s a wet Christmas for the valley with highs in the mid 40s.

The coast will be wet and breezy, the Coast Range will pick-up 2-6″ of snow before changing back over to rain. The Cascades will pick-up another foot or more of snow and the Gorge east of Multnomah Falls should pick-up plenty of snow.

Here’s a factoid that may make you feel better about our white Christmas chances: The city of Miami has a 1-in-20,000 chance of having a white Christmas. It has never happened and it has been 35 years since Miami has even seen snow.

Track Santa as he heads into the northwest

http://www.noradsanta.org/en/track.html

A wet day and a wet year. @koinlocal6 #p

A wet day and a wet year. @koinlocal6 #pdxtst #orwx http://ow.ly/ghe7v

Don’t you feel sorry for me? Having to

Don’t you feel sorry for me? Having to work with such ugly women… http://ow.ly/i/1hhWx

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