Gray Morning in Clark County

A nice push of low clouds up the Columbia River this morning, models did really well with showing them coming up a bit past Kelso/Longview.  Interesting that they’ve been all north/east of the Columbia River (okay, maybe a mile or so over it in some cases).  Such a thin marine layer will evaporate quickly into sunshine up there today.  Tomorrow at the least we should see the clouds push down east of the West Hills all the way down into the lower elevations of Clackamas county.  The cooling trend is definitely on. 

A nice shortwave disturbance showing up on the image as well moving north through Eastern Oregon, setting off early morning thunderstorms over there.


18 Responses to Gray Morning in Clark County

  1. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    We just can’t seem to get enough luck with thunderstorms this year. I hope GFS is right about this next week as far convective chances go…

  2. Battle Ground Brian says:

    BG Lake–
    84.0 degrees and 29% humidity at 405pm

    Noticing higher RH values down along the Columbia river than what I have out here. VUO is at 46% this hour. Must be some of that cool moist air coming up the river causing that. Only 72 at KKLS at 4pm.

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

    Lots of t-storms strong to very strong at times dotting the Cascades. These are approaching Mt. Jefferson, so there is definitely northward progress occurring. If only the flow were to turn more favorably.

    • W7ENK says:

      I whole-heartedly agree, Rob! I think we need the high off the Washington coast to back off a bit to the West, and the low over Northern Cali to slide a little farther North… then I think we’d be sitt’n pretty. 😕

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

    Lots of hail falling on the Pine Mountain cam(Southeast of Bend) Strong T-storm in progress

    • Boydo3 500' North Albany says:

      I just logged on to the cam, no hail but a funny bug crawling on the lens!

  5. Kirk (Sandpoint Idaho) says:

    Hi Mark!

    I’m still reading your blog even though we have moved. How crazy is that. Summer is great can’t wait till first snow. I’m going to miss being part of the conversation this winter. Take care all you bloggers!


  6. WEATHERDAN says:

    As usual no low clouds in Salem and a temperature of 72.6 degrees.

  7. Battle Ground Brian says:

    Warm night last night in far Eastern Oregon due to left over monsoonal debris.

    22 out of 582 stations in Oregon had low temps of 70 or higher this morning. Nice camping weather.

  8. Muxpux says:

    Had a beach party for a friends birthday yesterday on the Columbia west of Longview, and wow. LOTS of wind. I’d guess sustained in the 20’s at least. Made it real chilly. Still had a good time though

  9. Sifton says:

    I HATE clouds!!

  10. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    GFS 12Z looks to be going toasty at the beginning of next week. The GFS has been uncharacteristically off this summer. Lots more short-term (within 8 days) changes than usual.

  11. Battle Ground Brian says:

    Low: 52.1 and low clouds are gone now.

    I have had only 2 nights above 60 this whole summer.

    July 8th – 60.5
    July 11th – 60.6

  12. W7ENK says:

    I hope our prospects for a shortwave on this side of the mountains later on this week/weekend pan out… that would be nice! 🙂

  13. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Already mostly clear here in NW Vancouver. Still, enough to put a slight damper on the temps for the day.

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