There are two weather reporting stations that are closest to Portland. The first is at the airport in Nashville, Tennessee. The second is at the airport in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Many people feel that the forecast for Bowling Green is closer to Portland's forecast because both Portland and Bowling Green are higher than Nashville. In any event, we provide two links below; just click on the icons.
You will also find a host of weather-related information at the National Weather Service's web site at: www.nws.noaa.gov
Tennessee Historical Data
Meteorologist Mark A. Rose of the National Weather Service in Old Hickory, Tennessee, has provided two links to historical Tennessee weather information. The data covers temperature extremes for 50 cities around Tennessee as well as a lot of other information.
The Flood of 2010
On the weekend of May 1-2, 2010, parts of Tennessee received up to 19 inches of rain. There was extensive flooding in the Nashville area and other parts of the state. Portland received "only" nine inches of rain, and we experienced many creeks out of their banks and a few houses flooded. Portland was, however, considered fortunate that the flooding was not worse than it was. Below are a few photos: