A Quiet Evening

November 17, 2009

Not much happening weatherwise this evening.  Yes, the startling picture of me wearing white socks with the suit has been making the Twitter rounds; but that’s just because I forgot to bring black socks to change into.  It may have cost some public humilitation, but I saved the $5 to spend on Christmas gifts for the kids…or something like that.

There are some thunderstorms moving onto the coastline with a cold trough, but I haven’t seen any lightning strikes in the last 1/2 hour.

We’ve got two more deep lows developing well offshore the next 2 days.  The latest model runs keep us mainly dry from Portland south the next 2 days as the main frontal band hangs along the Coast and up into Washington.  We get a tight south-north pressure gradient with both lows.  This should be a good 24+ hours of gusts 50+ at the Coast and 30-40 mph here in the Valleys.

There are hints of some sort of ridging beyond next Monday, but models seem to be all over the place.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


Last Storm Update

November 17, 2009

Okay, this is REALLY the last update. I’m home now and it looks like cold front has moved through; the wind is dying down quickly.

I think peak gusts were all 38-48 mph in the area (most around 40 mph) except for a lonesome gust in the 50s somewhere in Clark County. Not exactly a windstorm, but a nice warmup for something later this winter???

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen