Hot cocoa with bourbon after shoveling: It is nice being an adult! Yes, folks, you heard the news: It has snowed in Portland. But our fair city was ready, as shoppers cleaned the supermarkets of kale on Friday. I actually was shopping on that tragic day, and did bear witness to the eviscerated dairy case… Continue reading The kale, er, “snowpocalypse” a few days in.
It's January, and it's the rainy season. The last week has been pretty wet, though there have been some fairly dry days thrown in. Of course, the days I ended up riding were the wet ones, not the dry ones! My typical way of dealing with rain is layers of wool. A good thick wool… Continue reading Rain Cape Season
Oh, Northwest weather, you got all contrary again. The autumnal equinox hit, and what do you do? Give us summer like weather, dry and highs in the 80's F. Okay, fine. As long as it doesn't come with all that haze and smoke, I think I can survive. 😉 But no, weather like this is… Continue reading But the summer lingereth. (Plus a Heavy Duti update.)
It was inevitable, and not a moment too soon: The seasons are starting to change here in the Northwest. After what felt like a lifetime of 90+ degree days (we broke the record, which is like 35 or so in a year) and hazy, smoky skies, the weather has shifted, and for the better. And… Continue reading The fall cometh.
Portland's snows are usually not big, and not frequent. We had snow around Christmas that lingered for a couple days. Since then, we hadn't seen snow, and temps got pretty mild, even scraping 60F/16C. But this last week, it got cold, and the unlikely happened: it snowed again. In the past seventeen years here, the… Continue reading The unexpected late season snow
It's no secret: Winter in this part of the Northwest is about rain. No, it's not a non-stop downpour, but there are more days that feature some sort of precipitation than not. But there are dry days, even sunny days interspersed in there. During the middle of winter, it's rare to get more than two… Continue reading A dry spell
After what seemed like the longest winter ever (or at least since as long as I've lived in Portland)* we're finally getting a taste of nice weather. And in this case, summerlike weather, with the warmest weather of 2017 (so far). Wednesday May 3 was sunny and warm, with a high of 82F/28C. After work… Continue reading A taste of summer
It was bound to happen. Portland can't stay that cold that long (usually). The much promised thaw began to happen, despite the snow's best efforts to stick around until May. It started with whimper on Tuesday. It started to rain (some areas got freezing rain) but the temp was in the mid-to-upper 30's. There was… Continue reading The thaw occurs.