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LABOR DAY WIND WARNING FOR PORTLAND STARTS AT 5:00 PM

By Rod Hill on 2020-09-07

Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, Battle Ground,
Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
423 AM PDT Mon Sep 7 2020

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 1 PM PDT TUESDAY...

* WHAT...East winds 15 to 30 mph with widespread gusts of 40 to
  55 mph are expected. Locally stronger winds with gusts of 60
  to 65 mph are possible across the West Hills and areas east of
  the Portland and Vancouver Airports.

* WHERE...Greater Portland and Vancouver metro area.

* WHEN...From 5 PM Monday to 1 PM PDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Tree limbs and even whole trees will be susceptible
  to being blown down. Be prepared for power outages. Travel
  will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles along
  Interstate 205.
* FIRE CONCERNS...Conditions will be favorable for rapid fire
  spread. Use extreme caution with potential ignition sources.

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2020 Perseid Meteor Shower

By Rod Hill on 2020-08-10

Peak viewing of this year's Perseid Meteor Shower takes place between midnight and the predawn hours of August 11 - 13th.   Experts say 40-50 meteors per hour may be visible depending on sky conditions.  The northeastern sky is your best bet.  Our local forecast calls for a marine layer of low cloud cover Tuesday overnight into Wednesday morning.  Otherwise local viewing away from city lights should be on the good side.  The meteors we see are tiny space debris from comet Swift-Tuttle. 


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NW FIRE SEASON UPDATE

By Rod Hill on 2020-07-30

The NW Large Fire Map shows a total of 6 wildfires burning. Most of the blazes are near containment. The two Oregon fires are less than 400 acres at last check. So far, our fire season is off to a fairly quiet start. Here is praying we stay quiet in the weeks ahead. The forecast does show cooler temps over the next 14 days.

Today's forecast high of 95 degrees for Portland will become the 7th day of 2020 with 90 degree temps or hotter.  With the forecast outlook showing few if any days near and above 90 through the first 10 days of August, it is possible our summer season will hold near the average of 12-13 hot days for the calendar year.  

Rod Hill