Variability of precipitation in western Oregon as revealed by rado echo patterns by Laurence David Mendenhall

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The wide variation in mean annual precipitation amowits in western Oregon directs attention to the proba- ble factors causing this variability. Locations only a few miles from the main Willamette Valley receive over inches of annually corrÀpared to the 35 to 40 inch mean annual precipitation recorded in the central portion of the valley.

Variability of precipitation in western Oregon as revealed by rado echo patternsAuthor: Laurence David Mendenhall. Current Basin Average Maps of Oregon: Snow Water [PDF, kb] | Precipitation [PDF, kb] -Updated daily; Monthly Basin Snowpack Maps: Western USA [PDF, 65 kb] | Columbia Basin [PDF, 65 kb] Water Supply Outlook Reports -Released monthly (January-June) Weekly Water and Climate Update -Updated weekly.

Weather Forecasts Based On Scientific Patterns. The Old Farmer’s Almanac claims to be 80% accurate, and shows deviations from normal average temperatures and precipitation amounts.

The forecast is based on a 30 year average gathered from a number of sources, including NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).Author: Jessica Tomlinson. The Weather Research and Forecasting Model (version ) at km grid spacing was able to accurately replicate the observed evolution of the precipitation across western Oregon.

hour duration. A total of precipitation gages in Oregon, southern Washington, western Idaho, northern California and northern Nevada were included in the study, represent station-years of record. A regional analysis methodology was utilized that pooled data from climatologically similar areas to increase the dataset and improve the.

The Pacific Ocean, the moisture-laden air above it, and the storms moving from it over the Oregon coast, are major factors in the state's precipitation patterns. As humid ocean air flows east from the ocean and encounters the Coast Range, it rises steeply, cools, and loses moisture through condensation, which produces heavy rain.

The heaviest precipitation in the state occurs at 2, to 4, feet (. The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from to for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Cascade Mountains, Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon.

Oregon. Seasonal Climate Forecast Dec. –Feb. Issued: Novem Contact: ODF Meteorologist Pete Parsons or [email protected] Climate in Oregon. Average temperatures and precipitation amounts for more than cities in Oregon.

A climate chart for your city, indicating the monthly high temperatures and rainfall. The average annual rainfall in Oregon varies from as much as inches at points along the upper west slopes of the Coast Range to less than eight inches in Plateau regions Oregon temperature averages and extremes, precipitation and temperature data for.

Average annual precipitation in western Oregon and Washington varies from less than 20 inches to over inches, G. Somanatha, LOCATION DEPENDENT VARIABILITY OF MONSOON RAINFALL IN A TROPICAL REGION, ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, /, 3, 1, (), (). The rainy season extends from October through April, with precipitation averaging 35 to 40 inches ( to 1, mm), except in the middle Rogue valley, where 20 to 25 inches ( to mm) is common.

The Cascade Range has copious winter precipitation, including phenomenal snow depth, and short, dry, sunny summers. Above 3, feet ( metres), January average temperatures are below.

PRISM Precipitation Maps: Courtesy of Oregon Climate Service Maps from OCS server. Maps and data from NRCS server. Note: These maps display best with a by or higher screen size.

Global or regional climate models with higher horizontal resolution generally achieve better skill than the CMIP5 models in capturing the spatial patterns and magnitude of winter precipitation in the western and southeastern United States (e.g., Mearns et al.

; 41 Wehner ; 42 Bacmeister et al. ; 43 Wehner et al. 44), leading to. Climate - Climate - World distribution of precipitation: The yearly precipitation averaged over the whole Earth is about cm (39 inches), but this is distributed very unevenly.

The regions of highest rainfall are found in the equatorial zone and the monsoon area of Southeast Asia. Middle latitudes receive moderate amounts of precipitation, but little falls in the desert regions of the.

By reducing the year-to-year variation to averages, climate patterns for a site become clear. For example, Enterprise tends to have much wider temperature swings each day than Clatskanie. Typical of western Oregon, Clatskanie gets most of its precipitation in the winter, whereas it is more constant across the year – and much lower overall.

SERFC page for observed/past precipitation. US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service. Gage Only Reports: These precipitation reports cover 48, and 72 hour periods ending daily at 7 AM EST/8 AM EDT/ UTC. NEW: 6 hour totals 24 hour total/Text version; 48 hour total.

Laenen, A.,Storm runoff as related to urbanization in the Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington area: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report71 p.

Figure 1. Flood-frequency region map for Oregon. (PostScript file of Figure 1.) Figure 2. The 2-year hour rainfall in western Oregon. (PostScript file of Figure 2.) Figure 3.

Oregon Daily Precipitation Reports: Display Date: No Daily Precipitation Reports could be found. For questions or comments concerning this web page please contact [email protected] Unless otherwise noted, all content on the CoCoRaHS website is released under a. Weather History for Places in Oregon.

See Historical Weather Data for a Location and Date. Year * Month * Day * Data is available up to Novem m. normal = monthly normal name of the month ave = a 20 year monthly average m. dep = monthly departure from the normal *= Degrees C, Zero Degree C base (daily maximum temp (degrees C) + daily minimum temp (degrees C))/2, added cumulatively on a daily basis starting on January 1st of each year.

Rainfall is typically measured using a rain gauge. It is expressed as the depth of water that collects on a flat surface, and is routinely measured with an accuracy up to mm or in.

Rain. This ftp site contains spatially gridded precipitation of average monthly and annual precipitation for the climatological period Distribution of the point measurements to a spatial grid was accomplished using the PRISM model, developed by Chris Daly of PRISM Services/Oregon State University.

Care should be taken in estimating precipitation values at any single point on the map. Oregon's average annual rainfall of inches indicates that it is about average compared to other states in the United States.

November is the rainiest month in Oregon with days of rain, and August is the driest month with only rainy days. Oregon's annual average of days with measurable rain is rainier than most states in the. This research adapted an orographic precipitation model developed during a previous WSDOT project (Report No.

WA-RD) to run efficiently on an operational basis on a personal computer, and made numerous model improvements. The precipitation model is being used operationally at the Northwest Avalanche Center in Seattle.

Average annual precipitation on the Colo-rado Plateau, based on analysis of daily records from 97 long-term weather stations (fig. 1), ranges from to mm/yr ( to in/yr), with a median precipitation of mm/yr ( in/yr).

Annually, precipitation varied substantially during the. Average annual precipitation on the Colo- rado Plateau, based on analysis of daily records from 97 long-term weather stations (fig. 1), ranges from to mm/yr ( to in/yr), with a median precipitation of mm/yr ( in/yr).

Annually, pre- cipitation. NOAA Atlas 2, Vol Precipitation Frequency Atlas of the Western United States, (). Generalized maps are presented for 6- and hr point precipitation for the return periods of 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, and years.

f is the spatial variability factor, which is used to reduce the influence that α max has throughout the country. Figure 3 shows the distribution of f. If the grid cell is in the transition zone of and °W: A linear ramping of the two methods is done to ensure the continuity of the precipitation rate field is preserved.

Figure 2. the amount of rainfall that exceeds 4 out of 5 totals that have been recorded in January. On Graph #1, this 80% January rainfall will correspond to the current 5-year MMWWF. Estimating Current Peak Daily Average Flow (5-Year PDAF) In Western Oregon, PDAF5 invariably corresponds to the 5-year storm: it is the flow that will result from a Winter precipitation variability and corresponding [] revealed that negative PNA regimes are associated with above-average cool-season northeastern precipitation, while NAO regimes are found to have relatively precipitation patterns, and also to examine the physical mechanisms that underlie these relationships.

Data. Washington. PRISM data (PRISM Climate Group,21st Cen-tury Climate Services developed by Alex Wiggins of Oregon State University for OCS and funded by Microsoft Research, Bend and Eugene probability of at least ” of pre-cipitation in a 1-day period from Western Regional Climate Center).

Eta Moving Away From South Florida; Western Storm System Moves Into Central U.S. Eta is moving away from south Florida today and the tropical storm may linger over the southeastern and eastern Gulf of Mexico most of this week.

Heavy rainfall, flooding and thunderstorms are still possible in south Florida and the Keys today from outer rain bands. Precipitation Observations. This page shows gridded precipitation products for the previous 1-hour, 6-hours, hours, 7-days, and current water year, as well as rain gauge observations for the previous hours from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) and water-year-to-date rain gauge observations throughout California.

For precipitation measurement, however it is the average echo intensity that is important, the average being taken over a number of independent returns. The average echo intensity is important because it is related through the radar equation to the radar reflectivity factor of targets, Z, which, in turn, can be used to derive the rainfall rate.

Sources of Variability Year-to-year variability in Oregon’s climate is influenced by the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO)— linked to variations in the atmosphere and ocean in the tropical Pacific Ocean—and other patterns of North Pacific variability (Abatzoglou et al., a; Halpert and Ropelewski, ; Newman et al., ).

The. are used to generate annual precipitation estimates with a 1 year lead time. The SVM model is applied to 17 climate divisions encompassing the Colorado River Basin in the western United States. The overall results revealed that the annual precipitation in the Colorado River Basin is significantly influenced by oceanic-atmospheric oscillations.

Average annual temperatures for cities, towns, parks and lakes throughout Oregon are listed below in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Oregon Coast, Willamette Valley, Cascade Mountains, Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon. The tables give the normals for maximum and minimum yearly temperatures based on weather data collected from.

Note: Additional stations may be added to this list. If you would like to see an additional station we will need to know its name, station ID (similar to KPDX for ASOS stations and similar to FRCO3 for RAWS stations), it's latitude and longitude to four decimal places, and the National Weather Service office that has warning responsibility for the location (Portland, Medford, Pendleton, or Boise).Precipitation intensities are indicated on the chart by color codes.

Some adjustment of the data may be needed, especially if precipitation echoes are reported by more than one radar site.

Additional information such as echo tops/bases, cell and area movement, precipitation type, and .However, as with annual precipitation projections, seasonal precipitation projections for our region under climate change do not have a high degree of confidence to them.

Winter Precipitation This graph shows projections for winter precipitation for the Pacific Northwest to the year

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