Holy cow…I wake up to sunshine this morning, which isn’t unexpected, but it looks like the tropics have moved in next door. Those of you that regularly check out the Portland radar know that it’s rare to see such heavy rainfall in a solid band so far away from the radar site. Too bad it’s not about 50 miles east or we’d be getting heavy rain this morning along with some embedded thunderstorms. Yesterday evening’s models, along with the 12z NAM say it’s going to fall apart by the time the upper level trough swings through this afternoon. Hard to believe,but we’ll see.
4:30pm Update: And…now we have seen. Is this pathetic or what? Looks like a few hundreths at best with the quickly dying band of rain heading through the Metro area. Models did pretty well apparently.
Chief Meteorologist – Mark Nelsen