Is it going to snow? Will we beat the record for most days of rain? What was the high temperature on February 28, 2010? This page includes great resources to answer all of those questions, and more.
Forecasts and Observations
- National Weather Service: Official weather forecasts and observations from the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- University of Washington's Probability Forecast: Takes an unusual approach, clearly showing the probability and uncertainty levels of various weather scenarios.
- Wolfram Alpha: A search for [weather portland oregon] brings up a lovely page of both forecasts and recent observations.
- Climate Prediction Service: Predictions up to three months in the future.
- TripCheck: ODOT's site has information on current road conditions throughout Oregon.
- Portland Airport Station Normals, Means and Extremes: Shows records for highs, lows, rain, and more for every month.
- Unique Local Climate Data: Links to rainfall maps and other climate data and records for Oregon cities.
- National Climatic Data Center's U. S. Records page: Daily, monthly, and all-time records throughout the US.
- North American Climate Extremes Monitoring Mapping Tool: Use to map trends such as 'Minimum Temperatures Above Average' or 'Frost Days'.
- Oregon Climate Change Research Institute: The clearinghouse for local research on climate change.
Looking for resources on global warming?
- Access Science: A database rich with research and definitions.
- Opposing Viewpoints: A database providing opinion and information on the controversy, along with supporting documentation.
- Several of our article databases have diverse supplies of encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper peices on global warming. Try the Gale Virtual Reference Library or MasterFILE Premier. Our Homework Center includes some great sites on global warming.
- Weather.org's Weather History: Easy to use, and quickly brings up weather data for any day back to 1946.
- National Climatic Data Center: Includes temperatures and conditions for days in the past. Visit the Portland Station's page to bring up a dataset of observations for a particular month in the past.
- Earthweek: The Diary of the Planet. Inclues a map of recent exceptional weather and geologic events.
- Western Regional Climate Center: Includes detailed information on Climate Extremes and Major Storm Events.
- Extreme Weather and Climate Events: From the The National Climatic Data Center, this page links to a variety of information on natural disasters, extreme temperatures, and historic climate events.
- Current conditions and forecasts around the world can be found on most commercial weather sites, including Weather.com and Wunderground.
- World Meterological Information: Includes reports, news, and warnings about weather around the world.