Mark's Weather Links
Mark Nelsen's Weather Page
KPTV/FOX12 WEATHER - PORTLAND, OREGON


This is not the official KPTV weather site.
(more on KPTV/FOX12 at bottom of page)
I created this page a long time ago (1999) to gather various links I use in daily forecasting, plus a few unrelated to weather.
It's not real pretty, but works for me

My (KPTV) Weather Blog, KPTV version
My Home Weather Station
   

OBSERVATIONS 

  • 24 HRS PDX OBS    
  • Regional MESOWEST Map for NW Oregon
  • Metro Rainfall Map PDX Hydra Network
  • Oregon Road Conditions 
  • Weather Cameras: Passes & Ski Resorts , I-84 & Columbia Gorge, I-5 & Central Oregon 
  • SNOTEL Data, Today's Map, Report, Multiple Years-1 Site, CoCoRahs 
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  • Mountain Weather Sensors: Mt.Hood Meadows, Graph, Timberline (upper), Timberline (lower), Graph, SkiBowl, Graph, Mt. Bachelor,  
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  • Gradients: OTH-AST, OTH-UIL, (Valley) OTH-PDX, EUG-PDX, PDX-OLM, EUG-OLM, (Gorge) PDX-DLS, DLS-PSC, PDX-GEG, OTH-GEG,  
  • Sea Sfc Temp Animation
  • TEXT INFO FROM NWS/NOAA 

    SATELLITE/RADAR/LIGHTNING IMAGERY

    MODEL DATA & METEOGRAMS  

  • GRAF & ECMWF KPTV Images

  • WeatherBELL (paid site) Main Page, MODEL PAGE METEOGRAMS: GFS, GFS Ens, ECMWF, ECMWF Ens, GEM, CMC Ens MAPS: GFS, ECMWF, NAM NEST 3KM, GEM, HRRR
  • HRRR Smoke Model 
  • 5 Day GFS X-Section, 10 Day  
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  • Extracted Text Model Data for PDX: NAM 00/12z, 06/18z, GFS 00/12z, IGES GFS,  
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  • GFS MOS data for: PDX NBM MOS: Latest, Visual Charts,  
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  • Model Comparisons: 00z Sfc, 00z 500mb, 12z Sfc, 12z 500mb , NCEP Page  
  • WSI Vortex Model Lab  
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    TELEVISION WEATHER GRAPHICS

    SOUNDINGS & OTHER TOOLS 

    WEATHER & EARTH SCIENCE 

         
    • What's My Elevation? Input address, get your elevation...neat tool! 
    • Weather Info For Kids Great Resource for School Projects 
    • Atmospheric Optics Great Resource for Sun Dogs, Rainbows etc... 
    • Space Weather And Aurora Borealis Info from NOAA 
    • My Global Warming Thoughts 
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    • The Storm King Wolf Read's NW Windstorm Summaries
    • For Weather Geeks: WX FORUM.NET Discuss weather software, stations etc...
    • Cliff Mass (UofW) Weather Blog
    • PGE Power Outage Map, Clark Utilities, Pacific Power

    OTHER SITES I VISIT 

  • Portland TV WeatherCaster History (KPTV), KATU), KOIN), KGW),
  • NW Name Pronouncers (helpful for PACNW newbies!)
  • Chicken Coop Construction Pics
  • The Backyard Chicken
  • 2020 Election News Site
  • USFS - Mt. Hood 
  • Good source of campground info RV park reviews
  • Travel Sites: FF Miles, Dr. of Credit, Flyer Talk
  • Winter 2019-2020 Snow & Ice (Corbett) 

    NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR
    11th Tr 24th 0.5" 2nd 0.5"
    25th 0.5" 12th 3.0"
    13th 10.0"
    14th 2.0"
    Month 0.0" 0.0" 1.0" 15.5" 0.0" 0.0" Season 16.5"

    2020-21 Freezing Rain


    Feb 11... 0.25"
    Feb 15... 0.50"
     

    2019-2020 Winter: 16.0" Snow, 1 Day Freezing Rain Details 
    2018-2019 Winter: 29.0" Snow, 3 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2017-2018 Winter: 20.0" Snow, 1 Day Freezing Rain Details 
    2016-2017 Winter: 19.0" Snow, 6 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2015-2016 Winter: 6.5" Snow, 5 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2014-2015 Winter: 0.5" Snow, 4 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2013-2014 Winter: 7.5" Snow, 4 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2012-2013 Winter: 7.5" Snow, 6 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2011-2012 Winter: 39.0" Snow, 2 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2010-2011 Winter: 22.5" Snow, 4 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2009-2010 Winter: 3.0" Snow, 5 Days Freezing Rain Details 
    2008-2009 Winter: 65.6" Snow, 1 Day Freezing Rain Details 
    2007-2008 Winter: 39.0" Snow, No Freezing Rain Details 


    I've worked for KPTV/KPDX Television in Portland, Oregon since 2000, after working at KOIN-TV for 7 years

    - It's a great place to work and I've been blessed with good managers/bosses.
    - We are owned by Meredith Corporation (we produce lots of magazines, digital content, and run 16 TV stations)
    - I do NOT "work for FOX NEWS"; a common misconception. "FOX-12" is our branding since we carry FOX Network entertainment content.

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