Quite a stretch of "false" summer the last 5 days. A bit too warm for me, especially Saturday, but I sure won’t complain since I still prefer this over cold showers in May.
Well, we get those cold showers the next 2-3 days as a trough of low pressure swings inland, behind a cold front late tonight.
As of 11pm the front looks pretty vigorous, with strong echoes now moving into radar range off the North Oregon Coast. There have been no cloud to ground (or cloud to ocean) strikes in the last 6 hours, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a flash or hear a rumble of thunder as the front moves through late tonight. But I sure wouldn’t stay up all night waiting for it…most likely we’ll see nothing other than brief, heavy rain towards daybreak.
I notice lifted index and instability in general is not so great behind the front tomorrow OR Wednesday. So basically we get lots of onshore flow and frequent showers, especially near elevated terrain and up against the Coast/Cascade ranges.
Tons of uncertainty with the Friday-Monday forecast. Latest 00z GFS has much stronger troughing with a better chance of showers, instead of an upper-level ridge approaching the Coast. There’s always time to change the forecast the next couple of days, but my current 76-78 degree forecast is in jeopardy.
On the home front, I decided the ground was warm enough to plant more "warm weather" veggies. Plus the rain the next few days will soak the ground nicely. Since I live in a colder and wetter area, I’m still holding off on the real warm stuff (tomatoes, melons, squash). AND, most important, my trees are just about done blooming and no one has left the gate open…so Bambi hasn’t visited (and mauled) anything so far…Mark Nelsen
Slow day today.
I had a high of 66.5 as of Midnight also.
Good rains this morning. .28″ precip to bring me to a whopping .45″ for the month.
The cool weather feels really good to me.
High temp today 62.5° just after midnight, in the 50’s during daylight hours.
Winds very light from the west
Rainfall so far today: 0.41″
39 severe t-storm warnings
5 tornado warnings
So far that’s the peak….
I know this isn’t our region, but who cares…. This is historic stuff…
There is a cell putting down a tornado west of Charleston, South Carolina. IF this holds together they could be in danger…
Nice and cool today… Feels good.
Today is nuts for severe weather. There are currently 32 severe t-storm warnings and 4 tornado warnings for Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. I’ve never seen anything like this even during a major tornado outbreak. If the storms produce severe weather there is going to be a ton of reports, hopefully no bad tornadoes. Sometimes it’s good to live in the northwest. Ok who am I kidding I’d be ok with a severe t-storm warning. 🙂
….Ahhhhh, That’s my lawn and yard sighing in relief. I probably will get more rain today than the rest of the month before this. Temps still dropping at this point this morning. It’l be nice to give the AC a break.
Rain started abruptly at 6:45 this morning.
Currently 55.3° with 0.20″ of rain so far.
Hehehe – it’s crazy looking up at Portland weather and seeing rain this morning! I think the rain has pretty much shut off here for the rest of summer. Yesterday was upper 70s and humid… at least for my standards (50%).
Well I’m up this morning. No Thunder yet. It was warm overnight with only a low of 58.7 and dew points in the mid 50’s. It’s 59 now and I think that may be the high until afternoon as it’s dropped a couple of tenths since it started to rain. The rain couldn’t of held off another hour to give me a chance to ride in.
I noticed that the models (GFS) and the NWS have been backing off the ridge for the weekend the last few days. Getting ready for the Rose Festival low to show up.
Hahahaha, Rob, I was wondering if he was making a reference to a certain someone, hehe.
Oh, and Mark, I think the GFS is coming in line with what the euro has been saying for about 5 days now as far as troughiness goes…some reason I had faith in the Euro this time and was leaning towards the deeper trough, call it blind faith, I dunno 🙂
Kyle, you cheated… somehow.
Mark, thanks for the update. Hmmm.
There have been no cloud to ground (or cloud to ocean) strikes in the last 6 hours, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a flash or hear a rumble of thunder as the front moves through late tonight. But I sure wouldn’t stay up all night waiting for it…most likely we’ll see nothing other than brief, heavy rain towards daybreak.
“But I sure wouldn’t stay up all night waiting for it.” I’ll try not to Sir.
Darn you Antipex…you don’t even live here, so my first is the Portland first 🙂
Here’s my post from mark’s last post.
No worries Phil, lol. It is a tropical night outside right now, I have a heat index of 76.1…this is almost hawaii weather!!! That line off the coast keeps pulsing, I wonder what it does as it moves inland, very slow moving as far as west east goes. I wonder if it’s just me but I’m sweaty tonight and I’m sitting in a/c!!! haha.
Rob, yes, the moon looks sweeeet tonight!