By Dave Salesky
6.14" of rain in October that's over 3" above normal. Now it looks like drier weather is returning for at least the first week of November. Go figure, this is turning into an interesting fall.
A weak ridge will begin to build across the region tonight, keeping us dry. I do expect wide spread areas of fog on Friday morning. Some areas could see visibilites below 1/4 of a mile.
After the fog lifts we should have partly to mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures will remain in the low 60s, about 5 degrees above average.
Through at least the middle of next week we'll have no better than a 40% chance of rain. Freezing levels will remain well above pass levels.
Tonight's low 51
So far today...
Thursday March 5 10:15 AM
Early spring weather will continue in our area for a while...
Our tranquil and warmer winter weather pattern repeats itself in the afternoon. Skies will be mostly sunny today with a few more mid-level clouds over the area than yesterday. Daytime highs will peak in the low 60s.
Expect partly cloudy weather overnight tonight. Low temperatures will be in the upper 30s. Tomorrow, temperatures will rise to the mid 60s. Over the weekend, I anticipate some Oregon cities will peak at 70 degrees for the first time this year. Spring has decided to take hold three weeks early!
Reminder: Set your clocks forward this Sunday morning as Daylight Saving Time begins!
It was a bit of a surprise considering there wasn't much solar flare activity but the Northern Lights made a faint appearance over Western Washington Monday night.
Those who were up early enough Sunday morning in Surrey, B.C. and happened to look up were treated to a spectacular scene in the heavens that looks like something straight out of the imagination of a futuristic Hollywood alien blockbuster film.
In actuality, it was the combination of two rather routine events that just happened to have impeccable timing:
A sunrise (one for the ages on its own) …and a plane descending through a solid, stable cloud layer.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A bizarre sheet of wispy clouds undulating over the Teton Range enchanted tourists and even veteran employees of Grand Teton National Park.
Drivers stopped along the park's main highway Thursday morning to gaze in awe and shoot photos of the rare phenomenon hovering over Grand Teton mountain. At 13,775 feet above sea level, the Grand Teton is the highest point in the Teton Range.
KATU Forecast Team
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