Cold winds to settle down in time for Halloween


Gusty winds and chilly temps have made for some bitter cold over the past few days

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – After back-to-back blustery days, we are finally saying goodbye to the wind.

At our worst, we saw a wind gust that topped out at 45 mph, but even this morning, the wind was still pushing into the 20+ mph range. With the actual air temperature in the mid to lower 30s, some lower, the brief moments of gusty conditions made for a cruel wind chill.

The wind was cranking Wednesday morning over at the Vista House in Crown Point, where there was a max wind gust of 80 mph around 9:45 a.m.

First, that cold air and strong pressure gradient will become more relaxed heading into Halloween, which is right on time for all the trick-or-treating and the fun festivities around Portland.

Below you can see the wind gust and direction forecast for the next 24 hours. Although we will still have moments of wind through our Wednesday, it will cut off real quick by Thursday morning. This will allow for our morning temperature on Thursday to fall below freezing.

Overall, there may be a few pockets where the wind still cranks to the upper teens to 20 mph level, but seldom. Now with calm wind and nice sunny weather, we are going to have primetime fall weather to wrap up the month of October.

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