Saturday Night Showers

I’m in tonight because Brian is feeling a bit under the weather.  I’m always happy to help out, since I know most of my co-workers are glad to come in when I’m on the verge of death (or if I have a man-cold).  The weather was pretty slow today; a bit better than expected, but then finally plenty of showers and downpours showed up this evening across a good chunk of the Metro area.  I feel a bit redeemed over a yucky Saturday forecast.

Out of time, but tomorrow looks about like today, minus the heavy showers.  I’m not going whole hog with the warm up next week either.  A longwave trough is still hanging in over us with heights MAYBE up to 576dm.  That’s typical late June mild weather; as opposed to the really cool late June weather we’ve been having.  So still an improvement ahead the next 7 days, but not a big startup of summer conditions.

Chief Meterologist Mark Nelsen

73 Responses to Saturday Night Showers

  1. Kyle says:

    I saw what you did Jesse to someone elses *bold text failed* comment on here and I do not apperiacate you picking on other members.

    I don’t know how members can stand you.

  2. MomOf2Kiddos says:

    Some fairly cool looking clouds over Cornelius area about 15 min ago.

  3. Kyle says:

    Actually to any bloggers in that hypothetical situation:

  4. Kyle says:

    Rob what would you do if you ran a glitchy program and no one would believe you in reporting it?

  5. Runrain says:

    The two most awful words ever: Deformation and Stratiform.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Today’s precip was nowhere near stratiform.

      Anyway, I’m telling you, change your avatar and the weather will change. It’s a pockmark on the face of the universe!

    • Runrain says:

      Hey, hey, he, he, get off of my cloud!!

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      I’m as big a Stones fan as anyone, but that picture is just wretched.

      It looks like he’s either going to projectile vomit or his face is going to turn inside out – or both.

      My last suspicion is that that isn’t even Mick Jagger at all, but a male howler monkey defending its territory.

    • Runrain says:

      Yeah, same thing (!). I only keep it up as Mick was actually singing about the weather in this shot. I think it was: She’s so cold, she’s so cold, she was born in the arctic zone. A portion of the lyrics will be changing soon, the part about the arctic zone will be changing to the Willamette Valley!! Did we set a new low max again today? And what’s our current recording rainful reading at PDX? Have we hit 5 inches yet?

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Fair enough. I guess I’ll just have to avert my eyes.

      Today wasn’t a record min/max, believe it or not. The record today was 55 set in 1991, which stands as our coolest high ever so late in the season.

      PDX is up to 4.27″ for the month as of today. My guess is that they’ll be above 5″ by the end of the month, especially with models now trending rainier for the middle of this coming week.

  6. Andrew Johnson says:

    Tornado hits downtown Billings, MT

  7. Paul D says:

    Love that graphic about the 80 degree days! 2010 is shaping up to be the best year since I moved to Oregon in 1991!!

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      I like this guy ^

    • Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

      Reminds me of Juneau.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Very cool.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      W(hine)7NEX probably won’t think so when she logs on.

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      Honestly, I don’t appreciate Jesse’s comment towards W7ENK… Like at all. I’ve noticed that many of his comments tend to be disruptive and absolutely rude towards various members here on the blog. I know many others don’t appreciate them either.

      Also, word to Jesse… Your trolling sucks. Seriously. If you’re going to troll, learn how to do it right. You just come off more annoying than a true troll.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Chill out Eternal (something tells me that isn’t your birth name).

      The weather will get better soon and you can go back to watching anime inside with sun shining in the windows.

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      See? His comments truly speak for themselves.

      Mark, like it or not, Jesse’s comments reflect you. I realize that you’re busy, but when others come here and they see him attempting to insult people recklessly, they’re going to think “Wow, where are the admins or mods?”

      I know that he’s been hassling people for quite some time and is usually one of the perpetrators when you have to come in and do a massive clean sweep. I wouldn’t be shocked to find out he was involved in times where you’ve blocked all comments before.

      There are ways to ban people from wordpress blogs. You can either ban certain words “Like Jesse-Orchards” or you can download and install a plugin that allows you to ban people and IP addresses from visiting/commenting on your blog.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Dude, calm down, get a hobby, and stop worrying about me. I’ve done nothing wrong. The only reason I give W7 a hard time is because when anyone posts something talking about how they like the cool rainy weather, she always has a nice quip like “There’s something wrong with you” I find that pretty rude and insulting.

      Maybe you should focus on making your own posts more constructive instead of worrying about mine. All I ever see from you are lame attempts at humor what seems to be a constant quest to find new and imaginitive ways to complain about the weather this year. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any techinical discussion/weather data/observations or outlooks in your posts.

    • Eternal Yamcha (SE Milwaukie) says:

      I’ve said what I’ve needed to and his past actions and posts really speak for themselves. Why allow someone who insists on insulting others stick around while chasing those who don’t? It doesn’t make much sense to me. It’s not worth the handful of insightful posts if you have to deal with him attacking other members completely unprovoked. Why keep someone around if you need to prune their posts? I don’t get it.

      Personally, I say a temporary ban would be in order. But it’s ultimately not my call; I’m simply throwing in my two cents. If you happen to agree, I have a link for a plug in that should work in issuing bans… That way, you won’t have to deal with sifting through a number of posts and deleting them. Or inconvenience the majority that plays by the rules by blocking comments just because a handful of repeat offenders don’t have any impulse control the moment the get behind their monitor.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Yammy, I don’t like you and you don’t like me, so how about we just don’t respond to each other’s posts from here on out, rather than pollute the blog with lengthy calls to ban people.

      You don’t see me on a crusade to get rid of anyone here. Let Mark do his job and leave well enough alone.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Nah Jesse you need to be leaving. How many people are you going to insult, argue with, and drive away from here? You have tried repeatedly with me many times. The REAL shame in all of this is Mark is a really nice person for allowing this blog to even exist, and obviously he is too nice trying to just make everyone happy, trying to keep the peace, etc, but the fact is you take advantage of him and his kindness when you constantly act up after Mark has told you what? over a dozen times to stop… You just keep doing it again and again….

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      Great, now crazypants is in on the discussion. That’s my cue to exit!

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Crazy pants? …. Everything I’ve said is the truth and not only that but others are saying similar things now. I’m sure if others felt the need they too would be saying how you either need to grow up and be respectful, or hit the road.

    • Rob the Bod says:

      Crazy Pants! Crazy Pants! You eat Ants!

  8. El Donut says:

    Forecasters: When you wake up in the morning on Sunday and it’s obvious that we’re so double screwed that we’re not going to reach the 70f forecast on Friday nor the 65f forecast on Saturday, could you please at least do us the favor of updating things to reality so that we’re not staring at some prior, massively overly optimistic indication of what the current conditions “should be”.

    Really, c’mon. Tell it like it is: 58 and drizzlin…

  9. Mike (Orchards 255') says:

    56°..light rain…0.10″ so far

  10. Snow-Zone/Monmouth-Elv200' says:

    Only 62.2F, wonder if the trees will start to lose their leaves soon as they think fall is just around the corner… But then we will be blasted with very hot weather as it is the summer months we are in, all this just adds more confusion to the plants…

    • Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

      The days are still long and light, so enough photosynthesis will keep the leaves in place for now. My husband has been commenting that this weather has been good for the native conifers that have been suffering in a drought cycle for a number of years (I think I got that right).

  11. dabears (Hillsboro-Tanasbourne) says:

    Man, the PNW sure is dishing out its worst for my first summer here. Good thing I’m going back to California for 2 months! It will get me sick of sunshine again.

  12. Ken says:

    So whats the story behind the Electrician? You have gained my curiosty.

  13. Runrain says:

    Boy, the weather gods sure gave us a “Take That” for Fathers Day, didn’t they? Complete gloom out, probably won’t even make 60 today. We’ll get our usual June-uary sun today though. You know, that 5 minutes of sunshine we get at about 8:30 each evening just before sunset. Ha!

    • BrandonInNWSuburbia says:

      “You know, that 5 minutes of sunshine we get at about 8:30 each evening just before sunset.”

      Dude you totally called it. Rain returned at 9:15.

  14. Kyle says:

    I am going to punish that evil that is screwing with my computer and infect thei.

    When I die I am going to break Jesus’s programs and give his computer a nasty nasty virus until he realizes the situation to wake him up.

    That will be so much fun! 🙂

    • SilentReader says:

      huh? lost me here. What does Jesus have to do with any of your computer/virus/antivirus frustrations?

      Hate to say it the only cause of this frustration is you. You chose to install a program. It is not working out for you. But to blame Jesus or want him to remove all viruses (or what ever you are trying to say) just seems way off base.

      Relax – move on – enjoy the day.

  15. Kyle says:

    What I meant was when I install the .exe I get a message also saying “Temporary internet file cannot be found” so I odn’t think it’s just Norton block it.

    Norton doesn’t give out Temporary internet message errors.

    • SilentReader says:

      I have written many .net applications and there shouldn’t be anything to do with temp internet files that are required to run a .net app. although he is probably scrapping data off websites, within his app, it is unlikely temp files, other than what your browser downloads, is required.

      Although if you uninstalled IE it is possible you are having issues with .net if he is using a IE based component for navigating to those pages where the data is stored.

      Perhaps he will give you his phone # or email and you guys can work it one on one.

      Also Norton sucks. I use Avira which is low impact on your system there are several other less intrusive anti virus apps out there that wont stop legit apps from running and slow your system to a crawl and charge you for that luxury after the free trial runs out. many have their favs and surely not saying avira is the best. But you should surely look into something else if it is causing you that much problem.

    • Silent Reader,

      The “Climate Data” program does not use internet connection to run. I added all the data files into the internal resources of the program. It;s a totally offline usage application.

    • SilentReader says:

      oh– in that case it would not need anything in regards to the internet. Wonder if he is trying to install it from a zip file or something versus dropping it onto his desktop. I have had problems with software installing when clicking on the setup from with in a zip file.

      .net is really good about dependencies too. Usually you get a GAC error if something is missing but not the error he is seeing.

  16. A year ago today was June 20th 2009 –and 61.1 was the coldest high of the month.

    As of today June 20th 2010…This will be the 10th day below 60 for a maximum at my house this month.

    That is gonna be 10 out of 20 days in the 50’s for High temps in June so far if I do not make it to 60 today. It’s 54.3 at Noon so I have a shot at it.

  17. BrandonInNWSuburbia says:

    why is it foggy?
    ’tis nearly noon in late June gloom
    father’s day weather

  18. A couple of 80+ days have surfaced on the 12z GFS this morning. 83 wed and 81 thurs.

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      18Z does away with that, only mid 70s. The Euro looks similar. It was smart of Mark to stick with partly cloudy and 75 Tue/Wed.

    • Justin (Brush Prairie) says:

      The 18z is one run, just as the 12z is one run. There’s no consensus right now on next week. Could be 80+, and any sane person would want it to be.

  19. laurie(sylvan) says:

    I can’t take missing out on the days when the sun is highest in the sky. If it was clear, we’d also be seeing some lovely twilight on the horizon at 10:00. Instead, we’re being gypped.

    Since May, they’ve been saying nice weather is right around the corner. Pshaw!

  20. chiefWright says:

    .58″ in my rain guage this morning, though everyone around me is less than 0.1″!!!! Those cells S. of Canby decided to grow & stall out. The NW Oregon CoCoRahs precip looks like a bag of jelly beans today. I’m the bright one just inside the SW corner of Clackamas County.

  21. Well we might really have to wait until July 5th to see summer this year, but it could be worse as we found out!

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

    Happy Father’s Day.

    I say this not only to my Dad, but to all Dad’s everywhere. Today is his day. Let him know he is
    appreciated whether it is something you say, a Gift, or through a kind gesture. We are truly fortunate to have our Father’s with us today. For those who may have recently lost their Father my deepest condolences go out to you.
    Hey everyone. How are you all doing? It’s been a week or so.

    Brian is correct. I have been staying away due to taunting, insults, and disrespect. I mean it just isn’t fun or really worth it to post and have to deal with that when I don’t do so to others, when I try to provide accurate information and analysis, and when I go out of my way to help anyone with questions.

    See you around.

    .:Life is Short. Make a Difference:.

    • Gidrons says:

      Welcome back Rob.

    • Jim in N. Tabor says:

      Good to have you back Rob. Just forget about any disrespesctful comments or any of that and let’s just use this blog for what it’s intended for. Dont’t let any of that bother you and stick around, we appreciate your knowledge and insight.

    • pgiorgio says:

      Lost my dad to cancer and it was heartwrenching. Take care and have a good night

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      There will always be trolls around trying to make trouble, try to ignore the idiots Rob. Good to hear from you. Lost my dad to cancer also pgiorgio, looking forward to seeing him again. I know he is still watching out for me.

  23. k5mitch says:

    55.2 F
    Happy Fathers Day…

  24. pbo9 says:

    This weather sucks. I need summer now. Not skanky Seattle summer, real summer. Good night.

  25. Karl Bonner says:

    Talking about how PDX didn’t get its first 80+ day until mid-June this year begs the next question: What’s the _earliest_ in the year that the _final_ 80+ day has ever occurred? Have we ever made it through September and early October without passing 80 even once?

  26. Kyle says:

    I did a 15-minute shut down and here is the results………………………………………………………………………………….Not only is it still being blocked but this whole I just realized is the other 1/2 of the problem or 3/6 is that something is missing in the temporary files to make Brian’s weather program to function.

    Now REALLY Good night and I await replies in the later morning.

    I’m all “wrung out” as another blogger said.

  27. Kyle says:

    I just had to try a bit of tweaking to get Brian’s program to work but nothing short of uninstalling Norton works.

    Here is what I did:

    I shut everything down except *backup* *backup status overlays* *automatic updates*

    I’ll try shutting off “Norton Tampering protection” as my last hope before it fades like the setting sun. 😮 😦

    *Knocks on wood*

  28. Kyle says:

    55.4F here and cloudy.

    Good night.

  29. Kyle says:

    Here is a textbook example of how criticism should be like.

    *I don’t know half the things he talks about but the point is how it’s all structered and he apolgizes for putting it in the wrong section*

  30. Sifton says:

    Man that graphic makes me ill!

  31. 6-19-2010 BG Lake
    Hi: 61.4
    Lo: 50.6
    Precip: 0.21″
    June total: 5.77″

    Good evening fellow bloggers. I am releasing the updated version of my Pac-NW Climate data program written in I have added Salem, Eugene and Astoria to the dataset. I also have added a select-a-day map that is quite awesome. Enjoy it!!!

    here is the link to the download:

    • Andrew Johnson says:

      I like the program Brian! I love looking at Dec. 1972 in Salem…Five sub zero lows with a -12 mixed in. I can’t even imagine that happening in the Willamette Valley.

    • Yeah, rumor has it that there was over a foot of snow in the valley and east winds around PDX caused much less accum up that way. When the skies went clear and calm down south, the bottom really fell out.

  32. Kyle says:

    please Brian. Please stop trying to bring back bad memories.

  33. Debbie - East Vancouver says:

    First?? That’s a first! today turned out nice for us, happy to not see any rain 🙂

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