A Really Weird Day

I have had a very strange day today it included:  A school visit in Canby mid-morning, giving a few pencils to the ladies in the vacuum cleaner store around 11:30, finding out my daughter broke her arm at school and was at the emergency room, spent 3 hours at hospital and then sent her off to surgery around 3pm., driving back home to pick up my son in the Gorge at 4pm, finding out a Tsunami Advisory was up for the Coast around 5pm, then back to work at 7pm to participate in Operation Tsunami Craziness.  At least it’ll all end at 10:50pm!  Either way I feel I’m not paying much attention to the weather.  So I don’t have any thoughts, although I heard thunder around 4pm and had some hail, so I’m happy about that.

P.S.  My daughter is recovering now with a cast.

Chief Meteorologist – Mark Nelsen

27 Responses to A Really Weird Day

  1. Steve Pierce (Vancouver, WA.) says:

    3rd Annual Weather Bloggers Get-Together Co-Mingles with Oregon AMS!

    We are good-to-go for Saturday, November 21st 2009 from 2-4pm at Stark Street Pizza in Portland for the 3rd Annual Weather Bloggers Get-Together. This year we are going to co-mingle with the Oregon AMS and their November monthly meeting. We have reserved the banquet room which holds up to 75 people. I suspect we will have a great turnout with this being both an AMS meeting as well as the Annual Weather Bloggers Get-Together. I believe we had 25-30 folks that turned out from the Ch 12 weather blog alone last year. We raffled off some weather stuff too. Not to mention they have great pizza!
    Please mark this event down on your calendar!

    Steve Pierce

  2. Tetra says:

    What do Rex Ridges do for us?

    • Cherie in Vernonia says:

      Here is a definition of Rex Block

      Rex blocks consist of a high situated to the north of a low. Very often both the high and the low are closed, meaning that the isobars defining the high/low close to form a circle. Rex blocks are not so-named because they are considered the “king of blocks” although the depiction of air flow around rex blocks on upper-air charts often resembles the mouth of a tyrannosaurus rex. Rather they were named after the meteorologist who first identified them.

  3. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    I already miss those thunderstorms we had yesterday…

    Good bye…. 😦

    well, now I’m just stuck here waiting for our next batch of storms… (Probably next January…)

  4. Looks like perfect early October weather for next week…mostly sunny and highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s….

    Chilly 50.4F with 0.05″ rain so far…

  5. umpire says:

    Mark – you didn’t mention that your voice was a bit raspy last night as well. Was your daughter protecting her brother 😉

    I could use one more dry weekend – got the gutters cleaned, the moss off the roof, but still have some trimming and mowing and weeding to get done. Oh, and redo the firewood pile and evict the mice! Though as cool as it’s getting, I’m not sure the terrible terrior (aka a Jack Russell mix) wants to spend her time outside much longer.

    A side note – today we have a brown bag lunchtime presentation (I work for the City of Portland) on winter weather and preparedness – I believe Mr. Tyree (spelling?) from the Portland NWS office is the speaker. Might it be a preview before the meeting at OMSI?

  6. Mark – best wishes for a quick recovery for your daughter!

    Karl – I noticed my breath last night too, walking the dog…’tis the season!

    Paul B – I’m crossing my fingers for that last glimpse of afternoon warmth, with chilly nights – it should assist with leaf colors, no? Plus, after a short stretch of sunny fall briskness, I’ll be fully ready for our rainy season.

  7. Runrain says:

    Hope your daughter is feeling better, Mark. I’m sure that will happen as she starts accumulating all the boys signatures on her cast!

    Really weird clouds last evening at the east end of PDX. I watched them swirl as I was jogging on Marine Drive. Stayed dry though.

  8. Yikes Mark!!! Hope your daughter’s feeling better and that her arm heals up quickly!

  9. Tetra says:

    I have heard of Rex Blocks but don’t understand what they fully mean for us. Any answers.

    Thanks to whoever responsed with the acrynom SCR *Stupid Coast Range*

    Darn FireFox for not having spellcheck. 😛

    • Firefox does have a spell check option, look under:
      Tools, Options, Advanced, General: in the General tab there is a “Browsing” section, within that there is a “Check my spelling as I type” option.

      If you don’t have that option maybe you need to down load a newer version of Firefox. I am running version 3.5 and mostly certainly spell checks.

  10. Ben Randall says:

    hope your daughter recovers quik . very sacry events for a tuesday afternoon

  11. muxpux says:

    felt like this tonight

    [video src="http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b263/muxpux/?action=view&current=SDC12475.flv" /]

  12. Mark, here’s wishing your daughter a speedy recovery….

    Cool 48.9F….0.09″ rain total today

  13. PaulB/Eugene says:

    Looks like we are headed toward a rex block beyond day 5-7….more dry weather…temps in 65-75 (35-45 at night) next week

    • Karl Bonner says:

      Hopefully next week’s dry spell will last long enough for Friday night astronomy on Oct. 9th! I want to see how much detail an 8″ reflector will show in M13 with neither light pollution nor a moon in the sky.

  14. PaulB/Eugene says:

    Mark: hope your daughter bounces back quickly…sounds like one of those nasty distal humerus fractures needing to be pinned…

  15. Cherie in Vernonia says:

    Wow Mark! Here’s hoping it’s a looong time before you have another day like this one! ( Like say, 20 or so yrs) :0) Sending good thoughts for her speedy recovery…and a MUCH better day for you tomorrow.

  16. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Wow Mark that’s a busy and very stressful day. Hope your daughter has a speedy recovery.

  17. Still have hail in spots on the ground from 4:45 pm hail/thunderstorm, 0.82″ of precip so far today.

    Currently a chilly 43.8°

  18. Tetra says:

    Chilly 51………….never mind. It’s 50.7F

    First chilly readings this early in the evening since early April. 😮

  19. Tetra says:

    Your daugher broke her arm and it’s not even the end of the first-month-of-school? 😦

    Can I use my blog healing powers?

  20. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Wow never had a day like that! Hope your daughter gets better.

    Had very heavy rain/hail around 5 pm, no thunder but geez the wind was crazy too. Things are dying down right now and wouldn’t anticipate any further development from here on. Good night folks.

  21. Karl Bonner says:

    My sympathies go out to you and your daughter.

    Serious hail here around 4pm, and it lasted a good 20 minutes or so! Then this evening was damp and bone chilling, I could see my breath in the sunset for the first time probably since last March or April.

  22. geo says:

    sorry about your daughter.

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