Category Archives: Oregon

125 Years ago: Willamette Valley climate of 1891

Going back 125 years ago to the summer of 1891 we find some things just never change…note the Salem Statesman on 6 August 1891 was concerned about climate change, as quoted in the August 1891 monthly report of the Oregon … Continue reading

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Warm February 2015 in the Pacific Northwest

Final results are in…at the Olympia Airport over the past 74 years since 1942 this past month was the 3rd warmest February in the historical record: 1) 1958   47.0 F 2) 1963   46.1 3) 2015   46.0   … Continue reading

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81 mph wind observed at Crown Point OR on 12 January 2012

Strong east winds were observed today (12 Jan 2012) in the Columbia Gorge as a high pressure center moved south through the intermountain region today. The pressure gradient reached a maximum of 9.6 hPa between The Dalles and Troutdale at … Continue reading

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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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