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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
445 PM PDT TUE JUN 30 2015

...WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD...AND DRY TOO..

JUNE WAS A MONTH THAT MANY WILL REMEMBER FOR BEING WARM. BUT IT WAS
ALSO QUITE DRY...AND QUITE SUNNY. LIGHTER ONSHORE FLOW HAS LEAD TO
MORE SUNNY DAYS. LACK OF FRONTS BROUGHT MORE DRY DAYS. AND A LATE
MONTH HEAT WAVE BROUGHT HOT DAYS AND WARM NIGHTS.

EVEN THE RIVERS ARE RUNNING WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR LATE JUNE. ON THE
29TH...THE COLUMBIA NEAR WAS VANCOUVER WAS AROUND 70 DEG WHICH IS 6
TO 7 DEG ABOVE ITS NORMAL. THE WILLAMETTE RIVER NEAR SALEM WAS IN
THE MIDDLE 70S. MANY OTHER RIVERS ARE ALSO WARMER DUE TO DECREASED
SNOW MELT AND LOWER LEVELS.


JUNE 2015:  MONTHLY TEMPERATURE DATA AND RANKINGS ...
                2015  DEG FM  RANK AS| AVG  DEP FM  / AVG  DEG FM
SITE            MEAN  NORMAL  WARMEST|MAX T NORMAL  / MIN T NORMAL
==================================================================
ASTORIA         59.8    +2.9     12TH | 67.8  +5.9  / 51.8  +1.8
PORTLAND APRT   70.3    +6.7     1ST | 82.6   +9.1  / 57.9  +4.3
PORTLAND CITY   69.1    +6.0     1ST | 81.0   +8.1  / 57.2  +3.9
VANCOUVER       69.3    +6.0     1ST | 82.0   +8.6  / 56.5  +3.2
HILLSBORO       67.4    +5.9     1ST | 82.8   +9.6  / 56.5  +6.6
MCMINNVILLE     67.5    +3.4     1ST | 83.1   +8.2  / 51.9  +2.5
SALEM           69.3    +7.7     1ST | 84.1  +10.2  / 54.4  +5.1
EUGENE          67.1    +6.7     1ST | 83.5  +11.3  / 50.7  +3.1

TOP 5 WARMEST JUNES...
     PORTLAND AIRPORT  PORTLAND CITY     SALEM          EUGENE
1.   70.3 DEG/ 2015     69.1 / 2015    69.3 / 2015    67.1 / 2015
2.   67.4    / 1992     67.5 / 1940    67.0 / 1926    65.7 / 1926
3.   66.5    / 1969     67.4 / 1967    66.2 / 1922    65.4 / 1970
4.   66.5    / 1987     67.3 / 1978    66.2 / 1918    65.3 / 1969
5.   66.5    / 1948     67.3 / 1969    65.9 / 1900    65.2 / 1918

JUNE 2015:  DAYS WITH MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 80S AND 90S...
                    80 DEG OR WARMER   |     90 DEG OR WARMER
SITE           2015  NORM  PREV RECORD | 2015 NORM  PREV RECORD
==================================================================
PORTLAND APRT   21   (7)   16 IN 1987  |   9  (1)   6 IN 2003,1970
PORTLAND CITY   18   (7)   16 IN 1918  |   3  (1)   5 IN 2003+
VANCOUVER       20   (7)   16 IN 1940  |   7  (1)   6 IN 2003
HILLSBORO       22   (8)   18 IN 1961+ |  10  (1)   8 IN 1961
MCMINNVILLE     22   (9)   23 IN 1922  |   9  (2)  11 IN 1926
SALEM           22   (8)   23 IN 1922  |   9  (2)  10 IN 1970
EUGENE          23   (7)   20 IN 1951  |   8  (1)   9 IN 1970

JUNE 2015:  DAILY EXTREME TEMPERATURE DATA...
                    MAXIMUM (DATE)     |      MINIMUM (DATE)
SITE             WARMEST      COOLEST  |   WARMEST    COOLEST
================================================================
ASTORIA         85 (27TH)    61 (1,2ND)| 57 (30TH)   47 (23RD)
PORTLAND APRT   95 (26TH)    62 ( 2ND) | 71 (27TH)    51 (13,14TH)
PORTLAND CITY   92 (26TH)    60 ( 2ND) | 71 (27TH)    49 (13TH)
VANCOUVER       94 (26TH)    61 ( 2ND) | 69 (27TH)    48 (12TH)
HILLSBORO       97 (26TH)    61 ( 2ND) | 69 (27,28TH) 41 (13,14TH)
MCMINNVILLE     99 (26TH)    61 ( 2ND) | 64 (27TH)    43 (13,14TH)
SALEM          100 (26TH)    64 ( 1ST) | 71 (27TH)    46 (13TH)
EUGENE          98 (26,27TH) 61 ( 1ST) | 64 (27TH)    41 (13TH)

27TH JUNE 2015 BECAME WARMEST OVERNIGHT LOW EVER FOR JUNE...
  PORTLAND   71 DEG /27 JUN  **NEW RECORD. OLD: 68 ON 8,29 JUN 1948
  VANCOUVER  69 DEG /27 JUN  **NEW RECORD. OLD: 68 ON 27 JUN 1956
  SALEM      71 DEG /27 JUN  **NEW RECORD. OLD: 69 ON 24 JUN 1926
  EUGENE     64 DEG /27 JUN  *TIED RECORD. OLD: 64 ON 8 JUN 1948


JUNE 2015:  TOTAL MONTHLY RAINFALL AND RANKING AS DRIEST...
       TOTAL  DEPARTURE   RANK AS DRIEST JUNE
       RAIN   FM NORMAL   DRIEST     ON RECORD
================================================================
ASTORIA             0.73    -1.82      11TH      0.33 / 1926
PORTLAND APRT       0.40    -1.30       6TH      0.03 / 1951
PORTLAND CITY       0.44    -1.25      16TH      0.03 / 1951
VANCOUVER           0.39    -1.40      11TH      0.00 / 1940
HILLSBORO           0.54    -0.93      17TH      TRACE/ 1940
MCMINNVILLE         0.67    -0.62      30TH      TRACE/ 1965+
SALEM               0.67    -0.88      32ND      0.00 / 1918
EUGENE              0.23    -1.27      10TH      TRACE/ 1951

JUNE 2015:  DRY DAYS AND RECORDS... NO RECORDS...BUT CLOSE.
            TRACE OR LESS DAYS   |NO RAIN DAYS (NOT A DROP)
              JUNE            PREV.   | JUNE           PREV.
              2015 (NORMAL)   RECORD  | 2015 (NORMAL)  RECORD
=================================================================
ASTORIA         25  (17)    28 /1948  |  22   (12)     28 /1922
PORTLAND APRT   27  (21)    28 /1987+ |  26   (17)     26 /1987+
PORTLAND CITY   27  (21)    29 /1951+ |  26   (20)     27 /1996
VANCOUVER       27  (21)    30 /1940  |  26   (20)     30 /1940
HILLSBORO       27  (22)    30 /1940  |  25   (20)     29 /1962
MCMINNVILLE     27  (23)    30 /1965  |  22   (20)     29 /1979
SALEM           28  (23)    30 /1918  |  27   (20)     30 /1918
EUGENE          28  (22)    30 /1951  |  27   (19)     28 /1940+

JUNE 2015: CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH NO RAIN IN MONTH OF JUNE...
RAINFALL OF A TRACE OR LESS...
  PORTLAND APRT     27 DAYS  *NEW JUNE RECORD.  OLD REC: 23 IN 1985.
  PORTLAND CITY     27 DAYS  2ND LONGEST IN JUN. RECORD: 28 IN 1932.
  HILLSBORO         27 DAYS  2ND LONGEST IN JUN. RECORD: 30 IN 1940.
  EUGENE            28 DAYS  3RD LONGEST IN JUN. RECORD: 30 IN 1951.
  VANCOUVER         27 DAYS  3RD LONGEST IN JUN. RECORD: 30 IN 1940.

NO RAINFALL (NOT A DROP!)
  PORTLAND ARPT     24 DAYS * NEW JUNE RECORD. OLD: 18 DAYS IN 1951.
  EUGENE            25 DAYS * TIED AS LONGEST.   RECORD IS 25 /1911.
  PORTLAND CITY     24 DAYS  3RD LONGEST IN JUN. RECORD: 26 IN 1883.


+ INDICATES OTHER YEARS...BUT MOST RECENT OCCURRENCE IS LISTED.

FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND

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