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Summer Finishes Drier Than Normal

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METEOROLOGIST MELISSA FREY’S FORECAST DISCUSSION:

The transition from summer to fall was hardly noticeable and this mild weather is sticking around. We finished summer with 12 days over 90 degrees. The warmest day this year was August 4th at 101 degrees. We only picked up 1.26″ of rainfall, with just .20″ of that falling in July, August and September combined, making these three months of summer 1.85″ drier than average.

Fall generally has a mild start in western Oregon and that is the case so far this year. Our average high temperature this time of year is about 75 degrees, and we should actually be a bit warmer than that all week.

With high pressure overhead and no storms headed our way we’ll stay mostly sunny with brief morning fog and highs in the mid 70s.

The only “storm” that has a shot at affecting our weather won’t show up until the end of the week. There is a cold front that is lining up to move into western Oregon late Friday. If this holds, we’ll see a cloudy start to Saturday with cooler temperatures and the coast may see a few isolated showers early.

Have a great Monday!
Meteorologist Melissa Frey

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