Update: we did it! Both Portland & Vancouver officially hit 71 on Saturday April 23, 2011. Nice!
Also, the warmest places on our WeatherBug Network were: Camas, Battleground & West Linn, where highs hit 73-74 degrees.
I’ve been waiting for months to use this headline!
And one thing I love about the northwest: the first 70 degree day always seems to pop out of nowhere.
If you live in the Willamette Valley or the Vancouver area, it’s likely you’ll hit 70 on Saturday. This is because of mild air coming up from the very warm southwestern U.S. combined with lots of sun.
In the graphic, you can see when we’ve hit 70 (or more) for the first time in each of the last five years. And honestly, we’re pretty much right in there this year with a first 70 degree day forecast to be April 23. But this spring has been one of the coolest on record so far–so it’s going to feel extra great to have blue skies and 70s!
First 70 Day In Portland – The Records
- Earliest on record: February 28 (1968 & 1988)
- Latest on record: May 5 (1967)
- Average first day: April 1
Now, for my ‘tip of the day’. As usual, it’s free: get out and enjoy it…because cooler and wetter weather returns by Sunday and is around much of the next week!