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Portland, Oregon, Airport: 2nd Warmest January Mean Temperature

Portland, Oregon, Airport: 2nd Warmest January Mean Temperature

With the end of January now upon us, it has certainly been a mild month in the Portland area. In fact, the Portland Airport (PDX) recorded its 2nd warmest January Mean Temperature since records began there in 1939, nearly 80 years ago! Only 4 days in the month averaged above the 30-year Normal, the greatest of these having a +3.0° departure. When combining the longer-term record of the official downtown station locations with a Period of Record (POR) back to…

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Happy Valley, Oregon, Weather – August 2017

Happy Valley, Oregon, Weather – August 2017

It was a very dry and record-warm August in Happy Valley. TEMPERATURES: August started out very hot with two consecutive days exceeding 100° (2nd & 3rd), with the month’s maximum on the 2nd hitting 101.3°. Though quite hot for this area, these maximum temperatures were likely somewhat suppressed due to rather thick wildfire smoke blowing down from British Columbia and northern Washington. There were seven total days reaching ≥90°, five of which were ≥95°, including the two that exceeded 100°….

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