Sloppy Weekend

SnapshotNot all that much rain today, but a dreary day for July.
Weather pattern is actually pretty straightforward tomorrow and Sunday.  One more system swings north off the coastline tomorrow night and Sunday.  Looks like almost all the precip will stay to the north and west of Salem tomorrow, and then drift a bit farther south Sunday.  The change in tonight’s forecast is that the ridge to the east shifts just far enough west to shove the weak front offshore Monday.  So I took the rain out of the forecast Monday.  With the ridge gradually moving a bit closer to us over the next 3 days, the airmass continues to warm.  By Sunday the freezing level is around 14,000!  Once the clouds break Monday, we should easily hit 80 or so due to that fact.
The forecast maps for next week still show weak troughing well offshore, but all models are quite a bit weaker with the trough than they were 24 hours ago.  Enjoy the drippiness this weekend…Mark

67 Responses to Sloppy Weekend

  1. offroadjosh says:

    well that certainly was a soaker yesterday. i was chopping(mowing) a field out at the farm and it pissed a couple times.(the first time i got wet the second i had an inclosed cap tractor.

  2. Jesse-Orchards says:

    Here you go, this link will take you to Concord, California’s weather for July 2006:
    http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KCCR/2006/7/23/MonthlyHistory.html#calendar
    Just click on “Next Month” in the upper right hand corner of the Calendar and you can also view August 2006. In fact you can view every month like this from about 1995 to present.

  3. Cherie_in_Vernonia says:

    Who can tell me where to find what the weather was doing this time last year in the East Bay area (SF) of California? I expect is was in the 80’s every day in July/Aug timeframe but need to know for research I am doing. Martinez,Concord area
    Thanks!

  4. Derek-West Gresham says:

    Probably .06-.09 here today.

  5. Cherie_in_Vernonia says:

    I kept checking my rear view mirror….I was headed West & all the black clouds were either right above us or east of us :0( Thought for sure I would see lightening. Sky had such a funny color to it!

  6. heat blizzard says:

    Hey Derek I miss-read your post about the TWS and I was never from there but from here as 32snowwish there is somebody named snowwizard there.
    Cherie that must have been fun the windshield wipers on the car go woosh woosh woosh all through the night.

  7. Cherie_in_Vernonia says:

    Luvry…I wa on the Sunset about that time (4PM-ish) & drove thru 2 downpours that were of the “wipers on high” type :0)

  8. Derek-West Gresham says:

    Just had a good shower here but the bigger batch is approaching.

  9. Cherie_in_Vernonia says:

    Ryan….sorry…you are right about the park. Last time we drove thru there it was pretty full. Good luck. If you miss out on Stub Stewart…come on into Vernonia & get a place at Anderson Park. You can access the bike path from there & ride around the pond on pavement. Close to the market…but more “in town” than the state park

  10. heat blizzard says:

    Check out weatherunderground! At the salem station there is a public information that says 2 inches of rain at Clatsop county as of 12am sunday to 12pm and wind gust of 55 at Garibaldi whereever that is and strong gusts at other places.

  11. luvrydog says:

    looks like this is the front coming through. Very interesting, how even on a miniature scale, this is what a front moving through the midwest acts like. Kind of cool to see convection just pop out of nowhere when it the front enters the valley.

  12. Robyn...E Vancouver says:

    Looks like some convection is headed our way, what are the odds that this system will hold into East Vanc?

  13. Ryan (Da Couve) says:

    I was surprised to get up from my desk and see the windows covered in rain and pretty high winds. Our random weather. 🙂

  14. heat blizzard says:

    1.When was the most nighttime severe thunderstorm you’ve seen in the willamme valley not portland?
    2.Has there ever been any that have knocked out power in Salem before?

  15. Derek-West Gresham says:

    Small boundary developing Luvry. Mini cold front or something I guess. Anyway enough low level heating in place to kick off that moisture. Notice all the wind too?

  16. luvrydog says:

    Wow, really dark here in Hillsboro, looking at radar…interesting development out here…haven’t heard any thunder or seen any lightning yet…but showing at 51 dbz, out of NOWHERE! Rob, your observations on the general thunderstorm threat may be correct…wierd.

  17. Ryan (Da Couve) says:

    *That would be first come, first serve.

  18. Ryan (Da Couve) says:

    Cherie – From what I read on the Oregon State Park’s site the park is first come, first server until August 16th.

  19. Atmospheric Wrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    Ha! No wonder…. I just looked at the convective outlook page and they very recently moved that line just to the right of PDX. Earlier when I posted that info the line was indeed along the beaches… That explains that..

  20. Atmospheric Wrath -Far S.E. Portland- says:

    Yeah they have us under the general area, not the slight chance, or ‘SEE TEXT’..I should of explained that better…. I am noticing some CAPE values have developed and LI’s are 0 to -1 over PDX right now.

  21. heatblizzard says:

    1.Has anybody ever looked at microfilm for past weather articles of a famous event at your local library? I have its cool to see the old days. I did it for the 1989 cold blast but didn’t have enough time

  22. Chuckyd81 says:

    Rob…
    Where do you see that they’ve pushed the general risk over us?
    The “risk” is along and to the RIGHT of those lines…we’re to the left.

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