Wild Weather Day

SnapshotSomehow this graphic never actually showed up on the air in my first weather segment tonight.  It shows a thunderstorm over Damascus/S. Gresham this morning.  Looks like some sort of downburst/microburst may have come out of this storm.  We also received what looks like funnel cloud video from NW Portland around 2pm this afternoon.  Pretty good considering models were forecasting Lifted Index around +5 or so.  Only in the Northwest…
The cold upper trough moves out to the east tomorrow afternoon, which should stabilize the atmosphere slightly and keep us from getting thunderstorms again.  Although once again with such strong June heating and cold air above, we might get a surprise storm in the eastern suburbs/Cascade foothills.
Weak ridging moves overhead Thursday through early Saturday, then another strong trough moves towards us and eventually inland by the end of the weekend.  So the Saturday-Tuesday period will be cool/shower again.  Due to the outlook, I plan to apply slug bait the the entire garden tomorrow…Mark

72 Responses to Wild Weather Day

  1. AtmosphericWrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    Lol I likey a lot. According to speakeasy.net/speedtest my download bandwith is supposedly 12-15mb Lol. The Tech tweaked my modem settings, but I’m still not real convinced if it’s THAT fast or not.
    Hey onto weather!
    It’s nice out there. What an impressive low pressure area on WV loop. For June this is not typical.
    http://sat.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/loopsat.php?wfo=pqr&area=nw&type=wv&size=4
    Rob

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

    Hopeuflly it does not come too early. I am down in portland for the next two weeks and got invited tomorrow to go on a fully restored PT boat and cruise up the river. Should be interesting.

  3. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    So when will the rain arrive???? Rod Hill says 10 AM, Matt Zaffino says 1 PM. Didn’t Mark say mid afternoon???? It’s going to be close. Topped out at 68.1 here today. So how do you like your high speed Rob??

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

    heh thanks garron. I wonder how well that bamboo would do in the dry enviroment though. I will have to look into it.

  5. garron near washington square says:

    Darn Andrew!!!!! “can’t we all just get along???” I am sorry to hear that. Having neighbors like that, you might want to plant bamboo plants to obscure his view of your yard, it won’t help with the noise, but definatley will make his targets harder to hit. My dad did that when he put the pool in his yard, so his neighbors couldn’t see in. They are very hardy and grow 15-20ft tall. I hope you’ll find an amiacable resolve to your situation, maybe invite him to the party next time so he’s not so jealous??? Goodluck to you…

  6. luvrydog says:

    this weather is so boring. Going to Odell lake next weekend, hoping we get caught in a southerly flow and see some storms roll up the southern cascades!

  7. Justin says:

    Sean, you enjoy that over the Northwest?? Sorry, I just think our climate is a million times better.

  8. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    This afternoon is pretty miserable in our office. Currently 80F with a dewpoint of 71F, and the A/C in the office has gone out. So our server room is up near 90F, it’s just nasty. But, since the cold front has moved through dewpoints and temps should start falling here shortly.

  9. AtmosphericWrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    Hmmmm, I just viewed WV loop 16k and it’s impressive. In fact, I’d say it’s very impressive for this time of year.
    http://sat.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/loopsat.php?wfo=pqr&area=west&type=wv&size=16
    Low pressure is currently plotted near 153W/46N. It’s intensifying indicated by the sharp darkening with increasing cloud shield to the N-NW side of circulation. A healthy plume of moisture is being forced ahead of it on a moderately strong westerly flow. This system has good dynamics and moisture within it. I’d expect to see something like this during the Winter, not in June.
    Any thoughts?
    Rob

  10. Jerry says:

    Mark, that is completey unacceptable!
    lol, jk. I dont blame you mark, the weather hasnt been to exciting to warrent post every night. Besides, you probably deserve a break.

  11. AtmosphericWrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    No problem Mark. Transitions and changes often don’t go smoothly. Sean, sounded very comfy last night Lol. I’m using a Nikon 6.1mp. I’m probably going to get a 10.1mp soon hopefully.

  12. Jesse-Orchards says:

    No worries, I am sure there are understandably a lot of bugs to work out still.

  13. Mark Nelsen says:

    Sorry about the laziness the last few weeks. I barely got my show done last night with all the graphics changes. Lots of things still don’t work since the switch to 16×9 format

  14. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    Good looking pictures Rob. What kind of camera are you using?

  15. Sean (Lebanon, Indiana) says:

    Pretty sticky night last night, only reached a low of 79(with a dewpoint of 70) this morning. Had to actually use the A/C in my car this morning. LOL

  16. AtmosphericWrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    Thanks Gregg. I really enjoyed taking them. Hoping for another cold trough next week for more cold air convective t-storms.

  17. Gregg-Troutdale says:

    Nice pictures Rob.

  18. AtmosphericWrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    Ok as promised I have pics from Tuesday from the cloud structure and rotation that quickly developed before the 1st t-storm got it’s act together over S.E. Portland/Gresham around 1:10PM. No more than 2 minutes later this area was spitting out a good amount of lightning every 3-5 seconds for awhile. This 1st pic was very interesting and I quickly ran into my driveway noticing the cloud movement from the front room window. There was some definite circulation, and even what appeared to me to be a small funnel forming. The area protruding downward (right center of pic) was spinning.


    Ok this is roughly the same area, but the rotation is hanging down lower behind some trees. This is looking south towards Powell Butte.


    This is another heavy shower that moved towards Troutdale around 6:40PM. This is looking to my ENE. This area of clouds was interesting as they were moving in several directions all at once.


    Finally these are towering thunderheads off to my E around 7:15PM.


    These are my very 1st digital cam pics I’ve ever taken, so I hope they are alright, and hope you all enjoy them.
    Rob

  19. Jesse-Orchards says:

    No new post from Mark tonight, I wish he would post every night he’s on like he used too.

  20. Jesse-Orchards says:

    That sounds pretty scary Andrew.

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

    haha thanks Derek. I am just glad i am heading down to portland tomorrow for a 2 week or so break.

  22. Derek-West Gresham says:

    Too bad I wasnt there. I would have fought him for ya Andrew. 🙂

  23. offroadjosh says:

    cool. i was gonna say, haha. dumb @$$ got him self shot

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

    No, he was not shot. But charged with 3 things and they advised we get a restraining order. Don’t know if i will do that yet or not, who knows. It was just so random. We had like maybe 6 people over lol, not much of a party…

  25. offroadjosh says:

    took him out… shot him???

  26. Dmitri says:

    Nice, Andrew. That’s what you get for trying to party in central Washington I guess.

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

    WOW, what a fun night so damn far haha. I had my neighbor come over and threaten to kill me with a 12 guage and disable my brakes. He also went on to say that he was going to kill everyone in the house and that he did not care how long he went to jail for. I talked with the local police and they responded fast and took him out. Still a little shaken, but it was an interesting experience. Had to talk with the police for a long time and give statements and what not. He did all of this becuase he thought we were being too loud in the backyard…

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