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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OREGON
249 PM PDT FRI AUG 15 2014

...IF YOU THINK THIS SUMMER IS UNUSUALLY WARM...YOU ARE RIGHT...
...2014 SO FAR THE WARMEST SUMMER ON RECORD IN MANY LOCATIONS...

MANY RESIDENTS OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON HAVE
CALLED OUR OFFICE WONDERING IF THIS YEAR HAS BEEN UNUSUALLY WARM BY
OUR STANDARDS. AFTER DIGGING THROUGH SOME DATA THE ANSWER TO THIS
QUESTION IS A RESOUNDING YES.

THAT SAID...HOT AFTERNOONS HAVE NOT NECESSARILY BEEN THE PROBLEM.
THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED SO FAR THIS SUMMER AT PORTLAND
AIRPORT IS 99 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURS FAIRLY COMMONLY ONCE OR TWICE A
YEAR.

IT IS THE UNUSUALLY WARM OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES WHICH HAVE
DRIVEN THE SUMMER OF 2014 TO BE ONE OF THE WARMEST ON RECORD IN
TERMS OF OVERALL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. FOR THOSE WHO LACK AIR
CONDITIONING...THIS HAS MADE THIS SUMMER EXCEPTIONALLY UNCOMFORTABLE
AS HOMES HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COOL OFF OVERNIGHT AS THEY DO DURING
A MORE TYPICAL PORTLAND OR EUGENE AREA SUMMER.

BELOW IS A LIST OF LOCATIONS WHICH HAVE THUS FAR BROKEN OR COME
CLOSE TO THE ALL TIME RECORD WARMEST SUMMER THROUGH AUGUST 14. THE
FIRST FULL DAY OF SUMMER THIS YEAR WAS JUNE 22...SO THESE RECORDS
REPRESENT THE JUNE 22 TO AUGUST 14 AVERAGES.

...WARMEST DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...
...PERIOD OF JUNE 22 TO AUGUST 14...

 PORTLAND AIRPORT - RECORDS KEPT SINCE 1940
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1. 71.7 DEGREES - SET IN 2014 ***
2. 71.5 DEGREES - SET IN 1990
3. 71.2 DEGREES - SET IN 2009
4. 71.1 DEGREES - SET IN 2004
5. 71.0 DEGREES - SET IN 1985

 VANCOUVER WA - RECORDS KEPT SINCE 1890
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1. 70.8 DEGREES - SET IN 2014 ***
2. 70.5 DEGREES - SET IN 1906 (TIE)
2. 70.5 DEGREES - SET IN 2004 (TIE)
4. 69.8 DEGREES - SET IN 2006
5. 69.6 DEGREES - SET IN 2003

 SALEM AIRPORT - RECORDS KEPT SINCE 1892
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1. 71.8 DEGREES - SET IN 2014 ***
2. 70.3 DEGREES - SET IN 1926
3. 70.1 DEGREES - SET IN 2013
4. 69.9 DEGREES - SET IN 1990
5. 69.7 DEGREES - SET IN 1906

 EUGENE AIRPORT - RECORDS KEPT SINCE 1892
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1. 70.2 DEGREES - SET IN 2014 (TIE) ***
1. 70.2 DEGREES - SET IN 1990 (TIE)
3. 69.2 DEGREES - SET IN 1967 (TIE)
3. 69.2 DEGREES - SET IN 1992 (TIE)
5. 69.1 DEGREES - SET IN 1958

 MCMINNVILLE AIRPORT - RECORDS KEPT SINCE 1894
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1. 70.7 DEGREES - SET IN 2014 ***
2. 70.5 DEGREES - SET IN 1925
3. 70.1 DEGREES - SET IN 1992
4. 69.4 DEGREES - SET IN 1926
5. 69.2 DEGREES - SET IN 1998

 HILLSBORO AIRPORT - RECORDS KEPT SINCE 1929
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1. 71.7 DEGREES - SET IN 1998
2. 71.0 DEGREES - SET IN 1958
3. 70.3 DEGREES - SET IN 1961
4. 69.4 DEGREES - SET IN 2014 ***
5. 69.3 DEGREES - SET IN 1992

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*** DENOTES THIS YEAR

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