Looks like we tied the record cold high temperature for today. That would be the coldest June 16th high temperature @ PDX. So not a new record but a tie…and chilly! A typical high temperature is 73 degrees!
We had 3 separate pics/videos from viewers down in the Stayton area. Looks real clear cut to me. Plus Carol Lundberg (the photog) says she saw plenty of rotation. Cold core funnels are quite common in the Pacific Northwest, especially nowadays when everyone seems to have the ability to take a picture or video with just a few seconds notice. They rarely touch down (as a tornado of course), but usually just dissipate after a few minutes. If you ever have a weather pic to send, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s June 16th, and 4″ of fresh snow is on the ground this morning at Timberline Lodge. That plus a soaking rain falling here at home (far east metro area) and I’m going to cry…looks like January outside. I’ve had about 6.50″ of rain so far this month here and it’s still coming down. I’m sure those 80-90 degree days are just around the corner…
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen