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Load'em Up Move'em Out

by Dave Salesky

Posted on November 20, 2007 at 9:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:47 PM

The rush has already started. Airports are getting crowded, Highway speeds are slowing and train stations are becoming packed. It's the annual Thanksgving travel migration, everybody seems to be going somewhere over the next few days.

The good news is that weather is not going to play a factor if you travel remains confined to the Pacific Northwest.


Yes, low clouds and fog are hanging over Portland and the Willamette Valley. The cloud cover is not slowing down flights in or out of PDX. The roadways remain dry and afternoon temperatures are going to be well above freezing.

If your travel plans take you over the mountains once you'll break out of the cloud cover to blue skies and sunshine. Oh by the way Timberline Lodge, has 26 inches of snow, they begin ski operations today.

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Temperatures will remain chilly up in the mountains, I don't expect anymore snow -- at the same time what they have won't be melting either.

If your Thanksgiving is taking you the the Oregon Coast, here's a preview.


For the rest of the week the beaches will remain cloud free. Temperatures will reach the upper 50s, except on the south coast. Temperatures from North Bend to Brookings could hit 70 degrees-- (no that's not a typo) on Thanksgiving. Please pass me my 7 iron along with the mashed potatoes.

The dry weather will hold through the week and into the weekend. Right now showers may return to area by Sunday. If wet weather does return chances are showers will be light and should not cause a problem for air or road travels.


Finally If you headed to the airport to pick somebody up I've included a cool link called flightaware. It tracks airline flights across the country. You can follow a flight by airline name, flight number or departure and arrival locations. It's a pretty handy tool !