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  • 55°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: East 10 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 53°
  • Pressure: 29.78 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 52 °
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  • Saturday
  • Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 52 °
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  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 48 °
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  • Chance of Rain
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Forecast for Portland, Oregon

Updated: 2:00 AM PDT on October 23, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. High of 61F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain. High of 61F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with rain. Fog overnight. Low of 52F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with rain. High of 64F. Windy. Winds from the SE at 5 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 48F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 50F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 3:11 PM PDT on October 22, 2014


... Wet and windy through the weekend for southwest Washington and
northwest Oregon...

A moist and slow-moving frontal system is bringing widespread
heavy rain to southwest Washington and northwest Oregon today. The
band of heaviest rain will slowly shift southeast through this
evening... before becoming confined to the Lane County Cascades
overnight. Expect numerous Post-frontal showers to continue
across the region through Thursday.

Storm total rainfall totals upwards of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are
expected in the inland valleys by Thursday afternoon. Coastal
locations are expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of rain... and 3 to
6 inches of rain are forecast for most of the Coast Range and
Cascades.

Minor urban flooding is possible due to Autumn Leaves clogging
storm drains. Additionally... there is a possibility of minor
flooding on a couple of fast responding small streams and rivers
due to the heavy rain. Burn scar areas from recent wildfires in
the Cascades may also be subject to debris flows or mudslides. All
of this will be monitored closely over the coming days.

After a lull on Thursday night and early Friday... another strong
system may affect part of the area later Friday into this
weekend. Details on this system are still uncertain... but it
appears southwest Washington and northwest Oregon are in for
another period of wet and windy weather.



 Record Report  Statement as of 04:30 PM PDT on October 22, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Portland or and Vancouver
WA...

a record rainfall was set at Portland or today. As of 4:30 PM PDT,
1.56 inches had fallen. This breaks the old record of 1.31 set in
1951. Rain continues to fall so this record will continue to raise.

A record rainfall of 1.22 inches was set at Vancouver WA today.
This breaks the old record of 1.06 set in 1963. Rain continues to
fall so this record will continue to raise.





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Location: Portland - West Hills, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lair Hill, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 54.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bridlemile, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: ESE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Hillsdale, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: East at 1.1 mph Pressure: 29.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Multnomah Village North, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:17 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: N of Bridlemile School, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: East at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Westerly, NW Portland, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:12 AM PDT

Temperature: 54.7 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NNW at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Burlingame, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.6 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest Fremont Bridge West (I-405 MP 3. OR US ODOT, Portland, OR

Updated: 12:50 AM PDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Richmond / Stripling Weather Network, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:12 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Portland Rowing Club, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 54.3 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Waverleigh Heights, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:07 AM PDT

Temperature: 54.2 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Sullivan's Gulch, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.3 °F Dew Point: 55 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Irvington, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 54.8 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Laurelhurst, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:18 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Smith School, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:14 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Creston Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.9 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: ESE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Raleigh Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:18 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Forest Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: SW Portland - Tryon Creek, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:17 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Slope, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Torreyview, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Woodstock, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Crystal P (West Haven), Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: West at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: West Portland Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:18 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.72 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Ardenwald Station #1, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:17 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Garden Home, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:12 AM PDT

Temperature: 52.8 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Mt Tabor, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Raleigh Hills, Beaverton, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Humboldt, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.4 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 55.9 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.03 in Graphs

Location: Portland - SE Lafayette, Portland, OR

Updated: 1:50 AM PDT

Temperature: 54.0 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 98% Wind: North at 4.7 mph Pressure: 29.52 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Leahy & NW 94th Tr., Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.0 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: East Beaverton, Beaverton, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.8 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Forest Heights, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.8 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Beaumont-Wilshire, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Milwaukie, OR

Updated: 2:19 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.4 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Graphs

Location: Hollywood-Rose City Park, Portland, OR

Updated: 2:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.1 °F Dew Point: 53 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Portland or 
855 PM PDT Wednesday Oct 22 2014 


Synopsis...a wet strong cold front was finally pushing through 
southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this evening as a surface 
wave has moved into western Washington. There is a considerable 
amount of cold air cumulus offshore that will spread into our 
forecast area later tonight and on Thursday for showers and possibly 
a few thunderstorms...especially north. The next rather strong low 
pressure system will approach from the south on Friday as a warm 
front lifts north Friday and Friday night. The associated strong cold 
front is likely to move onshore Saturday and Saturday night as the 
low pressure center also moves through the Pacific northwest... 
possibly with a bout of fairly strong winds. Yet another front is 
possible early next week. 
&& 


Short term discussion...tonight through Saturday...there was a 
decent surface wave that moved along our slow moving front that 
produced some moderately strong north coastal winds. The wave has 
moved onshore and helped push the front south and inland into the 
Cascades...and will then move south of the area by early Thursday. As 
a result...areas that had persistent heavy rain today has seen the 
rainfall break up and ease. Some of the rainfall amounts were 
impressive...with 6 hour amounts of 1.5 inches or more even in the 
North Valley. Area rivers have crested below flood stage...and 
believe the threat of river flooding is over. However...there is a 
good area of cold air cumulus and showers off the coast that will 
spread onshore later tonight and especially on Thursday for more 
showers and some decent brief rainfall amounts. There is some 
instability associated with them...so there is a threat of a few 
thunderstorms especially in the north half of our forecast area. 


Some showers will linger into Thursday night...but then all the 
models show a new low developing at the base of the offshore long 
wave trough...then lifting north toward our area on Friday. While 
some details vary amongst the models...the models generally show a 
warm front lifting north through our area Friday into Friday night 
for some more rain while causing east winds to0 develop. Then the 
associated strong cold front likely moves on Saturday for more rain. 
The associated surface low moves onshore and inland Saturday and 
Saturday night and could produce some strong southerly winds at the 
coast and possibly inland as well. Tolleson 


Long term...no changes. Previous discussion follows... 
Saturday night through Wednesday...an active weather pattern will 
persist through the long term forecast with frontal systems moving 
across the region every 24 to 48 hours. Models are in good agreement 
that a front will bring rain and gusty winds Saturday night into 
Sunday morning...with showers dwindling Sunday afternoon. Snow levels 
may drop down to near or just below the Cascade passes with the 
showers Sunday afternoon. A warm front ahead of the next system 
should generate light precipitation Sunday night and Monday before a 
cold front moves through Tuesday. The models are in less agreement 
with the strength and position of the low with this storm...but are 
in fair agreement on the timing of rain. Showers will continue 
Tuesday night into Wednesday...then another front is expected 
Wednesday afternoon or evening...with greater uncertainty on the 
timing and strength tj. 
&& 


Aviation...the steady rains have moved east of the taf locations 
with showers now moving into the area. Generally VFR conditions over 
the interior with split between VFR and MVFR on the coast. Some of 
the heavier showers may produce isolated IFR ceilings and visible tonight and 
Thursday. Another developing weak low pressure system could 
temporarily reduce flight conditions Thursday morning into midday 
Thursday. In addition there is a slight chance for thunderstorms 
overnight into Thursday for the north Oregon and South Washington 
coastal areas. 


Kpdx and approaches...expect VFR conditions to prevail but there 
should be occasional MVFR ceilings with heavier showers. A more organized 
showers may bring increased MVFR conditions Thursday morning...but 
VFR is expected to prevail for the afternoon. /26 
&& 


Marine...the last low that models handled somewhat poorly moved 
through the northern waters this afternoon and early evening bringing 
decent gales there. Winds are on the decrease this evening and should 
drop below Small Craft Advisory criteria overnight. However models 
are showing another trough swinging through Thursday morning and 
should bring marginal Small Craft Advisory winds. Will have to watch 
this as there is still the strong zonal jet in about the same 
position and concern is for more development than what models are 
depicting right now. Seas will in general be on the decrease and 
should be subsiding below 10 feet later Thursday. Friday still looks 
relatively quiet across the waters as seas will likely drop below 10 
feet. 


The big story will be this weekends low pressure system. Models 
continue to vary on the details...but generally agree a developing 
low pressure system...around 985mb...will move northward inside 130 west 
and possibly make landfall somewhere between Vancouver Island and the 
north Oregon coast. This will almost certainly produce gale force 
winds across the waters on Saturday...with a strong possibility of 
low end storm force gusts of 50 knots. Seas to 20 feet seem more than 
possible late Saturday. 


After a break late in the weekend into early next week...models 
suggest another low pressure will make landfall on the West Coast 
next Tuesday. Gale force to storm force winds certainly appear 
possible with this storm system as well. /Neuman /26 
&& 


Pqr watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...none. 
Washington...none. 
Pz...Small Craft Advisory for winds until 2 PM PDT Thursday for 
coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater Washington to Florence or out 
60 nm. 


Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas until 11 PM PDT 
Thursday for coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater Washington to 
Florence or out 60 nm. 


Small Craft Advisory for rough Columbia River bar until 
9 PM PDT Thursday. 


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This discussion is for northwest Oregon and southwest Washington 
from the Cascade crest to 60 nautical miles offshore. The area is 
commonly referred to as the forecast area. 
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