Weather Eye: Nostalgia for the 70s should set in this week
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Boy, I have to ask myself how we take three 70-degree days in a row? Answer: Anyway we can! Depending on your location, it may have varied a degree or two.
It was one of the nicest Easter weekends I can remember in some time; it just doesn’t get any better than that. I even caught myself sitting out on the deck soaking up those rays. It felt so good that it almost reminded me of my Hawaii trip a while back.
Tuesday will bring more mild weather in the 70-degree range before things deteriorate slightly. A closed upper low along the coast lingering since Saturday will slowly move south and kick inland. This may send a few scattered showers our way Wednesday and Thursday. it shouldn’t be a big deal, but it will get cloudier and cooler.
After that, the weekend looks nice at this point. And, hey, we deserve a break from all that March madness weather, to say the least.
It was amazing on Saturday. I went from frost and a chilly 28 degrees overnight to 70 degrees in the afternoon. And Easter Sunday turned out much better than anticipated.
Here is a reminder about the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society’s big event in Portland on Tuesday evening. I mentioned here earlier about the opposing side of climate change after the association’s January meeting. It will cohost a two hour meeting at Portland State University’s Grand Ballroom with Oregon climatologist Phil Mote from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 10. This free public meeting will explore human’s role in global climate change. It is being billed as, “The Scientific Case for Human Influence on Global Climate: What We Learn from Analyzing ALL the Evidence.” If you would like complete details about this meeting, including a PSU campus map and driving directions, please see: Oregon Chapter American Meteorological Society.
There is still plenty of snow in the lower Cascades, with June Lake reporting 128 inches, Swift Creek 186 inches, and Spencer Meadow 95 inches. These are all locations below 4,000 feet in elevation near Mount St. Helens.
Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://weathersystems.com.