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Re: Portland to have hottest day ever today? 107F.
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/3/2017, 12:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Portland to have hottest day ever today? 107F."
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 8/3/2017, 6:28 pm
it may be well to remember that Portland (and for that matter many other towns in Oregon) has in the past had temps near to the forecast "record" highs well before the Fukushima incident. the degree or two more needed to achieve that new record is not really that big a change from those previous record temps. the PNW can and does get hot temperatures (just check out historical records for Portland, Roseburg, and Medford on Wikipedia for example) and media hype not withstanding this is really not some sort of totally unexpected climatic Armageddon for the region.
despite popular misconceptions and outright ignorance the PNW climate is generally not uniformly and universally dreary, damp, and dank and in fact during the summer for many areas especially away from the immediate coast is NORMALLY rather dry and rather warm for extended periods (up to three months or even more in some cases and in some years) which is why big forest fires are such a concern every year here.
the upper southern oregon coast
USDA zone 9a (Sunset zone 5)
DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
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