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NOUS46 KPQR 010311
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
712 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...PORTLAND AND SALEM ARE ON TRACK FOR THE WARMEST METEOROLOGICAL
WINTER ON RECORD...

AS WE NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH WE CAN BE REASONABLY CERTAIN THAT
PORTLAND AND SALEM OREGON WILL RECORD THE WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD.
THE WINTER REFERRED TO HERE IS FOR WHAT IS KNOWN AS METEOROLOGICAL
WINTER...THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER...JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

ONCE TODAYS HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES ARE RECORDED AT MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT...PORTLANDS AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE THREE MONTH PERIOD
IS LIKELY TO COME IN AROUND 45.4 DEGREES...BEATING THE OLD RECORD OF
45.2 SET IN 1957 TO 1958. FOR SALEM...THE WINTER OF 2014 TO 2015 IS
LIKELY TO AVERAGE OUT AROUND 45.9 WHICH WOULD TIE IT WITH THE WINTER
OF 1933 TO 1934.

TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR PORTLAND IN DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY DATE
BACK TO 1940 TO 1941...AND FOR SALEM BACK TO 1893 TO 1894.

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NOUS46 KPQR 010311
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
712 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...PORTLAND AND SALEM ARE ON TRACK FOR THE WARMEST METEOROLOGICAL
WINTER ON RECORD...

AS WE NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH WE CAN BE REASONABLY CERTAIN THAT
PORTLAND AND SALEM OREGON WILL RECORD THE WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD.
THE WINTER REFERRED TO HERE IS FOR WHAT IS KNOWN AS METEOROLOGICAL
WINTER...THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER...JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

ONCE TODAYS HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES ARE RECORDED AT MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT...PORTLANDS AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE THREE MONTH PERIOD
IS LIKELY TO COME IN AROUND 45.4 DEGREES...BEATING THE OLD RECORD OF
45.2 SET IN 1957 TO 1958. FOR SALEM...THE WINTER OF 2014 TO 2015 IS
LIKELY TO AVERAGE OUT AROUND 45.9 WHICH WOULD TIE IT WITH THE WINTER
OF 1933 TO 1934.

TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR PORTLAND IN DECEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY DATE
BACK TO 1940 TO 1941...AND FOR SALEM BACK TO 1893 TO 1894.

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NOUS46 KPQR 010017
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
415 PM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...PORTLAND AND SALEM ON TRACK FOR WARMEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD...

AS WE NEAR THE END OF THE MONTH WE CAN BE REASONABLY CERTAIN THAT
BOTH PORTLAND AND SALEM WILL SET RECORDS FOR THE WARMEST FEBRUARY ON
RECORD.

ONCE TODAYS HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES ARE RECORDED AT MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT...PORTLANDS AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH IS LIKELY TO
COME IN AROUND 49.2 DEGREES...BEATING THE OLD RECORD OF 48.8 SET IN
1991. FOR SALEM...FEBRUARY 2015 IS LIKELY TO AVERAGE OUT AROUND 48.8
BEATING THE OLD RECORD OF 48.6 ALSO SET IN 1991.

TEMPERATURE RECORDS FOR PORTLAND IN FEBRUARY DATE BACK TO 1941...AND
FOR SALEM BACK TO 1893.

NOTIFICATION OF OFFICIAL RECORDS WILL BE AVAILABLE SUNDAY MORNING.

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NOUS46 KPQR 281701
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
901 AM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SNOWFALL TOTALS SINCE THURSDAY FOR THE CASCADES...

A COOLER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FINALLY BROUGHT SOME MUCH-NEEDED
SNOWFALL TO THE HIGHER CASCADES THE PAST COUPLE DAYS. UNFORTUNATELY
TOTALS WERE NOT ENOUGH TO PUT A SIGNIFICANT DENT IN THIS WINTERS
SNOW DROUGHT...BUT EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS. BELOW IS A LIST OF SOME
ESTIMATED SNOW TOTALS BASED ON SNOTEL SITES AND OREGON DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION REPORTS.

LOCATION              ELEVATION    NEW SNOW        LAT/LON
-------------------------------------------------------------------

                ...SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...

POTATO HILL SNOTEL      4500 FT     5 INCHES    46.35N/121.51W
SURPRISE LAKES SNOTEL   4250 FT     2 INCHES    46.09N/121.76W

                  ...NORTH OREGON CASCADES...

TIMBERLINE LODGE        6000 FT     6 INCHES    45.33N/121.71W
MT HOOD MEADOWS         5250 FT     5 INCHES    45.33N/121.65W
HOODOO BUTTE            5700 FT     5 INCHES    44.40N/121.88W
SANTIAM PASS            4820 FT     4 INCHES    44.42N/121.86W
TOMBSTONE SUMMIT        4240 FT     3 INCHES    44.40N/122.14W
GOVERNMENT CAMP         3950 FT     1 INCH      45.30N/121.74W

                  ...LANE COUNTY CASCADES...

CASCADE SUMMIT SNOTEL   4880 FT     8 INCHES    43.59N/122.06W
WILLAMETTE PASS         5100 FT     6 INCHES    43.60N/122.03W
MCKENZIE SNOTEL         4800 FT     4 INCHES    44.21N/121.87W
ROARING RIVER SNOTEL    4900 FT     3 INCHES    43.90N/122.03W

$$

WEAGLE





000
NOUS46 KPQR 281701
PNSPQR

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
901 AM PST SAT FEB 28 2015

...SNOWFALL TOTALS SINCE THURSDAY FOR THE CASCADES...

A COOLER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM FINALLY BROUGHT SOME MUCH-NEEDED
SNOWFALL TO THE HIGHER CASCADES THE PAST COUPLE DAYS. UNFORTUNATELY
TOTALS WERE NOT ENOUGH TO PUT A SIGNIFICANT DENT IN THIS WINTERS
SNOW DROUGHT...BUT EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS. BELOW IS A LIST OF SOME
ESTIMATED SNOW TOTALS BASED ON SNOTEL SITES AND OREGON DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION REPORTS.

LOCATION              ELEVATION    NEW SNOW        LAT/LON
-------------------------------------------------------------------

                ...SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...

POTATO HILL SNOTEL      4500 FT     5 INCHES    46.35N/121.51W
SURPRISE LAKES SNOTEL   4250 FT     2 INCHES    46.09N/121.76W

                  ...NORTH OREGON CASCADES...

TIMBERLINE LODGE        6000 FT     6 INCHES    45.33N/121.71W
MT HOOD MEADOWS         5250 FT     5 INCHES    45.33N/121.65W
HOODOO BUTTE            5700 FT     5 INCHES    44.40N/121.88W
SANTIAM PASS            4820 FT     4 INCHES    44.42N/121.86W
TOMBSTONE SUMMIT        4240 FT     3 INCHES    44.40N/122.14W
GOVERNMENT CAMP         3950 FT     1 INCH      45.30N/121.74W

                  ...LANE COUNTY CASCADES...

CASCADE SUMMIT SNOTEL   4880 FT     8 INCHES    43.59N/122.06W
WILLAMETTE PASS         5100 FT     6 INCHES    43.60N/122.03W
MCKENZIE SNOTEL         4800 FT     4 INCHES    44.21N/121.87W
ROARING RIVER SNOTEL    4900 FT     3 INCHES    43.90N/122.03W

$$

WEAGLE





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