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A brief history of Rose Parade weather

A brief history of Rose Parade weather

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on June 1, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 2 at 2:58 PM

PORTLAND -- Saturday evening saw perfect weather for this year's Starlight Parade.  Although it's early, current forecast models show sunny and warm conditions for next Saturday's Grand Floral Parade. 

If we all keep our fingers crossed, the weather may hold.

I moved to Portland back in the spring of 1999 and have kept weather records each day.  Here is a look back at Grand Floral Parade weather over the past 14 years.

2003:  The warmest day with clear skies and a high of 91 degrees.

2007:  The wettest parade saw steady rain all day. That day .77 inches fell.

2008:  The coldest parade day with a high of 58 degrees.

Dating back to 1999, five Grand Floral parades have seen clear to partly cloudy skies.  Six parade days were cloudy with up to a trace of moisture, and three years saw decent rain during the parade.

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The above data does indicate a slight likely hood of mostly cloudy skies with little moisture on parade day.  If we pull off a mostly dry parade this year, it will be the sixth decent Grand Floral Saturday in a row.

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