Stormy Wednesday

SnapshotJust a little something to the left to get you through the chilly April weather.  You may remember that last year we were beginning a month of June-like weather.  It culminated in 4 days of 80-90 degree weather in mid-May.  Much different today.  Cold showers developed once again.  Surprising that even though hail and brief heavy downpours were widespread, there were no lightning strikes west of the Cascades between Seattle and Medford.  Of course current detection only includes strikes from cloud to ground, so there may have been some flashes in the clouds.   The next system is headed into California, leaving us with very weak instability each afternoon.  Most likely we stay dry in the major population centers the next two days.  Another system moves inland later Saturday and Sunday.
Interesting changes MAY be in store for next week.  Most models have higher heights and more ridging of some sort or another starting Monday.  It may not be a sunny week, but it should more like late April…instead of late February like this week…Mark

6 Responses to Stormy Wednesday

  1. offroadjosh-aloha says:

    OMG were all gonna freeze to death!!!!!!!!!!!!
    … Frost advisory in effect from 3 am to 8 am PDT Friday in the
    north and central part of the Coast Range and Willamette valleys
    in northwest Oregon and the Willapa Hills and I-5 corridor in
    southwest Washington…
    The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a frost
    advisory… which is in effect from 3 am to 8 am PDT Friday.
    Temperatures will drop into the lower to middle 30s tonight over
    much of the interior lowlands of northwest Oregon and southwest
    Washington. With light winds… this will allow frost to form in
    many areas late tonight and early Friday morning.
    A frost advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor
    plants may be killed if left uncovered.

  2. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    Finally a nice day. Hit 60 here today after 34 this morning. Looking forward to some warmer days next week.

  3. Jesse says:

    No one has left a post since 7am this morning. Must be out enjoying the sun. It was cool and sunny though, only 55 here, pretty low for a mostly sunny day in late April. Should freeze tonight out here at least, dewpoints are quite low, ranging between 29 and 32 at PDX.

  4. offroadjosh-aloha says:

    Thanks for the update. and putting my picture up on TV.

  5. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    Thanks for the update Mark!! Hoping for a couple of dry days.

  6. Andrew---Ellensburg, Wa and Portrland, Or says:

    Thanks for the update Mark!

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