Signs Of The Monsoon Before July

Check it out. Here is the latest GFS model for June 30th. It's still awhile away, but if it verifies, we should see good storms developing in  Tucson before July.

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Not So Ideal Weather Using ‘Ideal’ High School Chemistry

I hope my reference to High School Chemistry didn't conjure up painful memories from your past; a la exploding graduated cylinders, or brutal Bunsen burner burns. If not, please read on with an open mind. Very basic chemistry explains why the Willamette Valley has been cold, foggy, gloomy and literally unhealthy for those with certain … Continue reading Not So Ideal Weather Using ‘Ideal’ High School Chemistry

Weather Advantage – The Mountains

Check Out This Graphic  It shows a massive ridge of high pressure over the entire Pacific northwest. A set-up means unseasonably warm and sunny conditions right? Not so fast. The weather pattern we've been experiencing lately has been characterized by cold, saturated and foggy conditions. In order for this 'gloom' to go away we need this air … Continue reading Weather Advantage – The Mountains

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. Back in Portland Christmas was a wet day with cool … Continue reading Most Of Oregon Had A White Christmas and A Dry 2013?

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

Twas the night before Christmas, 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 … Continue reading A White Christmas? Portland’s Chances Are Better Than Some

Weekends Rule in August

Have you noticed a peculiar weekend weather trend this August? I have, and decided to crunch some numbers. We are nearing the halfway point of August and the weekends have been unusually hot. Lets look at the supporting evidence. Below are the high temperatures for the first two weekends in August at PDX:  August 4th: … Continue reading Weekends Rule in August

The Times they are a Changin’

Meteorological Summer begins today and when you walk out the doorthis  morning it will feel very fall-like. In fact, as of this writing we are seeing lower 40s in many of our western suburbs. These cool temperatures are a result of some clear skies which will in turn help us warm-up into the mid 70s today. … Continue reading The Times they are a Changin’