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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
952 PM PDT Fri 26 May 2017

...POTENTIAL THE WARMEST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SINCE THE EARLY
1970S...

Since 1858, Memorial Day has been observed on the 30th of May. But
in 1971, it was changed, becoming the final Monday of May. At that
time, the concept of the Memorial Day Weekend came into being.

After a rough winter, it appears that much of the region will have a
very warm and sunny Memorial Day Weekend, perhaps the warmest since
the early 1970s.

Here are some perspective on this weekend and Memorial Day.


for Memorial Day (Monday).......

      2017 Forecast   Averages    RECORD HIGH TEMPS   OTHER RECORDS
         Low / High   Low / High  Hottest   Coolest   Cold AM Wettest
 --------------------------------------------------------------------
Portland  58 / 89     50 / 68     85 deg    54 deg   40 deg   1.08"
                                  /1995     /1971    /1955    /1993
                                  /1983

Salem     54 / 87     46 / 69     91 deg    51 deg   31 deg   1.01"
                                  /1922     /1971    /1920    /1894

Eugene    51 / 83     46 / 69     92 deg    52 deg   32 deg   0.86"
                                  /1931     /1971    /2007    /1932

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Now, looking at the entire 3-day Weekend (since 1971)...

         3-day Average MAX T      RECORD 3-Day AVG of MAX T  RECORD
       2017 forecast       AVG    Hottest       Coolest      Wettest
 --------------------------------------------------------------------

Portland   88.0 deg       68.8      1972         1976         1993
                                 Avg high 87   Avg High 57    1.40"

Salem      88.0 deg       69.0      1972         1976         1993
                                 Avg high 85   Avg High 56    0.92"

Eugene     84.0 deg       68.3      1972         1976         1993
                                 Avg high 85   Avg High 58    1.78"



Period of Record of above stations:
Portland    1941 to 2016
Salem       1892 to 2016
Eugene      1892 to 2016


$$


Rockey



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