Pretty Slow Weather

August 8, 2006

A shorter post tonight since I’m running behind…

All big convection has moved east into Idaho this evening, but many thousands of lightning strikes in Oregon during the last 24 hours.  Several severe storms developed over Baker, Union & Wallowa counties.  Back in Northwest Oregon a dying cold front gave Astoria a few drips this evening as clouds moved a bit farther inland.  A 2nd trough moves through Thursday-Friday for more cooling.  Then it’s back to a warmup starting Saturday.  All-in-all a normal August pattern.  I don’t see any good chance for rain, thunder, or temps above 90 in the Portland Metro area the next 7-10 days…Mark