Rain Rain Go Away…. WAIT… Keep it Coming!

Snapshot So I love the rain.  Especially since I have been living in a desert for the last 4 years.  So far this system look fairly impressive in terms of rain fall.  We might see upwards of an Inch in the Valley and more in the Mountains. 

From looking at the models this morning I notice the GFS and the NAM are about 3 hours different in the timing.  The GFS looked like it was forecasting a 990mb low center while the NAM was about 980mb.  I think the GFS is tracking the precip a little better if you compare it to the wide spread rain as shown on the radar at about 6AM.   

Yesterday there was a record broken at Quillayute Airport in Washington with .99" of rain fall.  We will see similar amounts here through Saturday…possibly more! -Rob Martin

203 Responses to Rain Rain Go Away…. WAIT… Keep it Coming!

  1. J.R. (Flavel St - 253ft) says:

    well ill take max and mins and a lot of things plus wunderground will do that for me too. so ya

  2. IceKeeg-Beaverton says:

    (first?)
    Hi Rob – I’ll chime in even though I’m mostly a lurker, though I get much more into the spirit of things when winter rolls around.
    I’m 28, attending PSU for a Community Development degree while currently going for language proficiency requirement in Japanese. Work for a commercial real estate appraisal company … so far, commercial real estate has fared significantly better than residential, so I hope to say I still have this job in the coming months.
    I’ve always loved the snow, though I firmly believe I appreciate it so much because it is so rare around here, and if we had guaranteed feet of it every year, I’d only be excited the first couple of times before it became just something else to deal with.
    My real obsession with weather came with the Dec 12, 1995 windstorm. First time school was shut down early because of the wind potential. There was definitely a lot of excitement in the air, and after it blew through it sparked a curiosity that I almost thought about turning into a career path (was thisclose to attending University of Colorado Boulder after being accepted for their program), but decided on other paths instead.
    Welcome to the blog!

  3. IceKeeg-Beaverton says:

    (first?)
    Hi Rob – I’ll chime in even though I’m mostly a lurker, though I get much more into the spirit of things when winter rolls around.
    I’m 28, attending PSU for a Community Development degree while currently going for language proficiency requirement in Japanese. Work for a commercial real estate appraisal company … so far, commercial real estate has fared significantly better than residential, so I hope to say I still have this job in the coming months.
    I’ve always loved the snow, though I firmly believe I appreciate it so much because it is so rare around here, and if we had guaranteed feet of it every year, I’d only be excited the first couple of times before it became just something else to deal with.
    My real obsession with weather came with the Dec 12, 1995 windstorm. First time school was shut down early because of the wind potential. There was definitely a lot of excitement in the air, and after it blew through it sparked a curiosity that I almost thought about turning into a career path (was thisclose to attending University of Colorado Boulder after being accepted for their program), but decided on other paths instead.
    Welcome to the blog!

  4. Mark Nelsen says:

    Yeah, that was a reference to Jimmy Jones.

  5. Tyler in Vancouver says:

    Very cool JR. My weather station is at my parents now and they don’t have internet so I can’t access it all the time!
    I wonder if you are as detailed as me at taking weather records though. I’m a big numbers person!

  6. luvry says:

    Sounds to me like everyone is getting thier weekend started JUST RIGHT!!! hahahahaha

  7. luvry says:

    Sounds to me like everyone is getting thier weekend started JUST RIGHT!!! hahahahaha

  8. luvry says:

    Why Mark? Hurricane’s? or sanity?

  9. Tornado Aly (vancouver) says:

    LOL wow you think big, Mark! Are you talking about Guyana?

  10. J.R. (Flavel St - 253ft) says:

    JUST HOOKED UP MY WEATHER STATION AND ITS ONLINE!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORPORTL110
    MY HOUSE

  11. J.R. (Flavel St - 253ft) says:

    JUST HOOKED UP MY WEATHER STATION AND ITS ONLINE!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORPORTL110
    MY HOUSE

  12. jacob BPA says:

    FAb 5 is now at Def con 3
    Not because we are expecting anything big but its the first Storm and u know how it goes
    We have just made TV Producer our First Bishop
    in the Church of MARK
    Rob careful dont drink anything Mark gives you I heard there was a cult once and they drank the koolaid

  13. JN says:

    Models point to… There could be snow down to or below 3,000 ft. late next week. Just in case it has not been mentioned yet. First sticking snow on the passes?

  14. Tornado Aly (vancouver) says:

    Thanks for the compliment, Rob! Can’t wait for the wind events. I was actually happy to see the rain today, I have missed it.

  15. Tornado Aly (vancouver) says:

    Thanks for the compliment, Rob! Can’t wait for the wind events. I was actually happy to see the rain today, I have missed it.

  16. Tornado Aly (vancouver) says:

    Thanks for the compliment, Rob! Can’t wait for the wind events. I was actually happy to see the rain today, I have missed it.

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

    Gorge offshore flow is weakening…
    Southerly surface flow/winds will be taking over and dominating the region by morning.
    Good night all.

  18. HIO Phil (Punxsutawney) says:

    Had some fairly decent rain a little while ago, up to .54″ for the day. Barometer is at 993mb, very respectable. Still have a ESE wind currently.
    Rob,
    I have only been on the blog since this spring but have been going to AMS meeting for at least a couple of years. Several if you count the Winter Weather Meetings. I’m a financial analyst, in my mid 40’s and a father to two boys. My work is just about directly across highway 26 from the Fox studios, hence my question yesterday about your being able to see the lightning.
    As some may know, I have always had an interest in the weather. I travelled across the country a lot as a child and saw a lot for spectacular events. Interest in the weather seems to run in the family from my grandfather, father, to me. I took second place in the LA county science fair with a weather related project when in high school. Not much competition back then.

  19. HIO Phil (Punxsutawney) says:

    Had some fairly decent rain a little while ago, up to .54″ for the day. Barometer is at 993mb, very respectable. Still have a ESE wind currently.
    Rob,
    I have only been on the blog since this spring but have been going to AMS meeting for at least a couple of years. Several if you count the Winter Weather Meetings. I’m a financial analyst, in my mid 40’s and a father to two boys. My work is just about directly across highway 26 from the Fox studios, hence my question yesterday about your being able to see the lightning.
    As some may know, I have always had an interest in the weather. I travelled across the country a lot as a child and saw a lot for spectacular events. Interest in the weather seems to run in the family from my grandfather, father, to me. I took second place in the LA county science fair with a weather related project when in high school. Not much competition back then.

  20. HIO Phil (Punxsutawney) says:

    Had some fairly decent rain a little while ago, up to .54″ for the day. Barometer is at 993mb, very respectable. Still have a ESE wind currently.
    Rob,
    I have only been on the blog since this spring but have been going to AMS meeting for at least a couple of years. Several if you count the Winter Weather Meetings. I’m a financial analyst, in my mid 40’s and a father to two boys. My work is just about directly across highway 26 from the Fox studios, hence my question yesterday about your being able to see the lightning.
    As some may know, I have always had an interest in the weather. I travelled across the country a lot as a child and saw a lot for spectacular events. Interest in the weather seems to run in the family from my grandfather, father, to me. I took second place in the LA county science fair with a weather related project when in high school. Not much competition back then.

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

    I think the Monday night storm will be deeper, but much further northwest near the Queen Charlotte Islands to northern Vancouver Island.
    We are going to have to wait awhile for the westerlies to become raging. THEN we can look at perhaps better possibilities for a south wind event/storm….
    Maybe middle-late October…

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

    I think the Monday night storm will be deeper, but much further northwest near the Queen Charlotte Islands to northern Vancouver Island.
    We are going to have to wait awhile for the westerlies to become raging. THEN we can look at perhaps better possibilities for a south wind event/storm….
    Maybe middle-late October…

  23. SnowFlake (Tigard/Bull Mtn) says:

    101 posts….now THAT’S more like it! 😉

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