And if you’re reading this, then you made it through an entire season on “Rain Island” — you’re a survivor!
The chart here tells the story. 2012 was Portland’s fourth wettest year on record at PDX!
Portland–and much of Oregon and Southwest Washington–experienced a year of extremes. The posts on my facebook weather page went from “will it ever stop raining,” in early July, to “will it ever rain again?” by sometime in September. And rain again it sure did, starting October 9th. It’s like someone was flipping a giant switch in the sky: “on” or “off” with no in-between option!
And so much more during our Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast weather during 2012. Read on….
Fun Facts: The Coldest high temperature of the year–was on the very last day of the year! That’s right, Portland’s high on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2012) was just 36 degrees in Portland. The coldest day since December 10, 2011. Also, our first freeze of the fall & winter season was the latest on record for Portland. A morning low of 29 degrees on December 29.
Enough already! You get the idea…it was a great year to talk weather and other earth science related issues! Thanks so much for sharing your interest in these things and walking through all of them together. I really, really appreciate it!
May you and yours have a wonderful 2013.