Category Archives: Oregon

Record January warmth, 72 at Pendleton OR on 4 Jan 2012

The Pendleton Oregon city coop observer reported 72 F on 4 January 2012, a new January record for that location.  The previous record had been 71 recorded back in January 1935.  There have now been 5 years in which the … Continue reading

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Climate change at Astoria OR

Astoria OR climate change as measured by the mean temperature (deg F) over the period of record and over the past 5 years: 57 years 1954-2010: 51.0 5 years 2006-2010: 50.9 Annual mean temperature with departure from the 57-year mean: … Continue reading

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Late freeze event in Willamette Valley – 12 May 2011

On the morning of 12 May 2011 the temperature dropped below freezing at at least 3 locations in the Willamette Valley: 31 F – McMinnville ASOS 31 F – Corvallis (Walnut Park) 31 F – Finley National Wildlife Refuge CRN

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Ice Box Idaho at the end of April 2011

The ice box that is Idaho continues to report unusually cold and snowy weather. Snowfall was widespread across southern Idaho and southeast Oregon last night. Stanley ID has recorded a low temperature below 10 F on 9 of the past … Continue reading

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Astoria OR has yet to reach 60 F

As of today Astoria OR has yet to reach 60 degrees in 2011.  Prior to this year the latest date to reach 60 had been 19 April 1945.  With only 2 days remaining in April it will likely be May … Continue reading

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Great Dust Storm – 80th Anniversary

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the GREAT DUST STORM IN WASHINGTON AND OREGON, APRIL 21-24, 1931 http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/059/mwr-059-05-0195.pdf

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Portland OR, historically slow start to spring

Remember back when this alarmist news about snow in the Pacific Northwest was reported by Time Magazine in March 2006: Lately the early arrival of spring and the unusually blistering summers have caused the snowpack to melt too early, so … Continue reading

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Rain in Oregon, 14-17 April 2011

5.72 inches of rain fell in Brookings OR during 54 consecutive hours of measurable rain ending this morning at 12 UTC.  Normal for the entire month of April in Brookings is 5.74 inches. Portland OR has also been wet as … Continue reading

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Cold morning at 500 mb over Medford OR

Above Medford OR this morning the coldest 500 mb temperature of the 2010-11 winter was observed with -36.9 deg C.  Here is a list of the five coldest Medford  soundings this winter at 500 mb (~18,000 ft): -36.9 on 7 … Continue reading

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