Hottest Summer on Record for Eugene
Eugene experienced its hottest summer on record this year. The area saw 34 days of 90 degree temperatures or higher. The old record was set in 1958. On average, only about 12 days of 90 degree temperatures are expected, according to Clinton Rocky with the National Weather Service in Portland.
“We just lost our good classic onshore flow that brought us those morning clouds. This year not the case. So instead, we got the warm days plus we got all those obnoxious warm nights where the temperature sometimes had a hard time getting back down under 60 degrees.”
It was also one of the warmest summers for the Pacific Northwest coastal region.
Several fires have been burning throughout Oregon, and the dry weather last year was conducive for fire conditions this year.
Rocky says it’s possible Eugene will experience another 90 degree day this weekend. His forecast for the last weekend of summer: warm and dry.
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