From Saturday April 21 to Monday April 23, 2012, unusually strong high pressure for the time of year parked over the entire west. The result was clear and warm weather along the Oregon Coast and warm then record hot weather in the Willamette Valley.
Here are the official high temperatures at Portland International Airport where official records are kept:
- Saturday April 21, 2012: Portland’s High Temperature is 75 degrees
- Sunday April 22, 2012: Portland’s High is 82 degrees. This breaks the old record of 79
Hillsboro set a record high of 82, breaking the old record of 81. Troutdale and Salem both tied their record highs for the date by hitting 80 degrees.
- Monday April 23, 2012: Portland’s High is 82. This breaks the old record of 79 – and we also had a record warm low – 55 degrees
Hillsboro hit 82 breaking the old record of 81 and Eugene hit 80 degrees breaking the old record of 79.
Now, as our weekend weather anchor Sally Showman said the other night at 11, “All good things must come to an end.” Our taste of summer is over and ocean air takes control again. Of course if you wilt when it’s above 70 (like a lot of northwesterners I know)…the good times are starting again!