Author Archives: Mark Albright

Washington September 2017 climate summary

Here is the September 2017 climate summary for 24 sites across Washington.  The month averaged +2.2 F above normal across Washington with Yakima again being a warm outlier.  15 of 24 sites reported below normal precipitation.         REGION: … Continue reading

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Olympia +0.08 F Warming over past 25 Years

After a warm dry summer this is a good time to take a look at the global warming scorecard for our region. Using Olympia Airport as perhaps our best measure of temperature in the Puget Sound region, we find the … Continue reading

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Astoria Airport Temperature Observations

We are fortunate to have two co-located but different temperature sensors observing the temperature at Astoria Airport.  Yesterday (11 July 2017) was sunny in Astoria.  Over the 7 hours from 10 AM to 5 PM the Astoria ASOS averaged +1.2 … Continue reading

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Astoria Oregon on 10 July

After a low temperature of 56,  the high temperature yesterday (10 July 2017) at Astoria Airport reached 65..  For 10 July the mean low temperature at the Astoria Airport is nearly identical to that observed in downtown Astoria from 1893-1960, but … Continue reading

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Salem Oregon – Record February Precipitation

Salem Oregon reached a new February record high precipitation total of 13.22 inches through 4 PM 26 Feb 2017. Mean Salem precipitation is 4.74 inches in February, based on 124 years of data. Top 5 February precipitation totals out of past 125 … Continue reading

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Sub-Zero cold in eastern Oregon – 7 Dec 2016

Winter has arrived in Oregon!  This morning has seen sub-zero temperature readings in eastern Oregon.  The temperature at the Crane Prairie RAWS site (CPFO3) east of Seneca plummeted to -15 F this morning after a high yesterday of 24 F. … Continue reading

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Freeze in eastern Oregon – 25 June 2016

The temperature dropped to freezing yesterday morning at 8 RAWS sites in eastern Oregon.  But by late yesterday afternoon the temperature had climbed all the way to 80 F at 4 of the 8 sites.  The temperature at Burns ASOS dropped … Continue reading

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