Doesn’t our weather usually head east and travel to other places–and not the other way around?
That’s definitely true during the rainy season. But this time around, the weather is moving back our way!
How Portland & Seattle Will Get A Taste Of Heatwave Hitting Much Of The U.S.
While wearing our fleece, jeans and long sleeve shirts around Portland, Bend, Seattle and Vancouver the last couple of weeks, many of us have wondered if we’d ever get hot again in the northwest. Am I right? Well, we’re about to.
Intense and very hot ‘high pressure’ has dominated much of the U.S. and continues to do it. The number of records broken is just astounding. And Denver, for example, had its hottest days (105 degrees) since Rutherford B. Hayes was President. We’re talking the 1870s since it’s been so hot. And now the intense and hot area of ‘high pressure’ is building or moving back our direction. So in this case, you can say the heat came to us from our south and east. Not what we see most of the year.
Some places may hit 90 on Saturday and I think we’ll likely see a bunch of 90s on both sides of the Cascades on Sunday–including Portland and Vancouver. That will be the first we’ve seen of that kind of heat since September 2011.
Seattle will finally reach the mid-80s and Vancouver B.C. should break into the 80s as well. And it’s all thanks to a weather shift caused as record heat moves north. But the air is not as hot when it gets to us. We all can all be thankful for that!