Downpours Moving Through

A nice line of heavy showers is SLOWLY moving west to east across the metro area.  As of 4:30pm the only dry spots are east of I-205.  You’ll all get soaked eventually.  Hillsboro Airport has seen .81″ since late morning, almost 1/2 inch of that was from 3-4pm.

37 Responses to Downpours Moving Through

  1. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    G’Night blogga’s.

    C’yaz tomorrowz. 🙂

  2. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Pretty typical September day. Everybody is waiting for the rain and thunder. Someone in Washington County gets the jackpot (except without thunder this time), and then everyone else reports “threatening skies in the distance!”

    Well, strikes were reported in Clark County, although very unsure if that would be considered getting a correct forecast. At least we all had some amount of rain.

  3. SeaChange - Far SW Portland/Garden Home says:

    0.67″ in Garden Home and still coming down at a good clip. Neither the temp nor dewpoint have budged in the last 2 1/2 hours (59F/59F). It’s moist out there.

  4. Doppler Dave (NE PDX) says:

    Moderate rain continues to fall at my house. Total for the day as of 8:30 PM is an impressive .58 of an inch!

  5. W7ENK says:

    Just got home from dinner, checked the rain gauge, have had 0.42″ in the last hour (8 o’clock hour?). Wow!

    0.50″ so far today.

  6. High 59
    Low 52

    0.27″ of rain so far.

    Light rain started about 9:30am, on and off since. No thunder or lightning.

  7. Pete says:

    Impressive 0.51 inches at home here in North Tabor (near NE 60th/Glisan), almost entirely since around 4:30 p.m.

  8. Kyle says:

    You’ll all get soaked eventually. Hillsboro Airport has seen .81″ since late morning, almost 1/2 inch of that was from 3-4pm.

    I rest my case.

    Good night.

  9. Kyle says:

    I think Marks “y’all” means everywhere but Salem and Silverton. :p

    59F here after a 63F high and not a single peep of sunshine.

  10. Got nearly a half-inch of rain between 4:30 and 6 pm today…

    Pouring rain currently…0.90″ total


  11. pedro771-tigard says:

    It is really pouring here in Tigard.

    • Garron near washington square says:

      got the BBQing done with only seconds to spare!!! I only got about an hours worth of rain here, and no lightening but the clouds swirling from NE to the SE were mesmerizing!!! I can’t believe the down pour in HIO!!! We were about the last to even see measurable rain here in the local area, but I know that TIgard/Beaverton missed most of the brunt of this with maybe a quarter of an inch at best?

  12. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Marks lightning page shows two strikes in east Vancouver.

  13. Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

    Bone dry here but the clouds to our north are very dark and threatening!

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

    It looks like some locations are very near the convective temp threshold, so it is possible for a few more lightning strikes until 6-7 PM.

  15. Brenda EVancouver says:

    Watching Lord of the Rings and thought I heard thunder but figured it was the movie. Then my teen runs down the stairs and asked if we heard the thunder. I now have the windows open and have heard another clap of thunder. To think that I just about missed this little bit of excitement. Looks like the downpour is moving away from me now just a heavy rain now.

    Just heard more thunder sounds like it’s moving to my east.

  16. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Here is a radar loop showing what just passed me and then through parts of Clark County. VERY small and local I tell ya:

    • Garron near washington square says:

      That must have been quite a storm!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I heard that HIO to 8 miles my west got 0.81″ of rain, and I had had no rain at all. Then the skies finally opened up and I might have had 0.25″ in an hour? It always amazes me how we miss a good storm just to our west, when HIO gets pummeled! We are in a dead zone in Tigard/Beaverton I guess?

  17. W7ENK says:

    Skies over here in Milwaukie are getting mighty dark…

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

    I’m not sure if anyone has reported this, but I just heard a lightning strike on AM radio. It was likely the cell over east Vancouver.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      3 more lightning strikes.

    • Sifton says:

      Heard lightning? I was listening to AM radio also at 4:45 & heard a couple thunder rumbles towards the west.

    • Sifton says:

      Oh you must mean you heard lightning as in the static on the radio I presume.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Yep. 530 AM/1700 AM you can hear or detect lightning strikes. It will sound like a sharp sound cutting through the static or silence. It is actually a science called Sferics. Yep, I know I’m a geek 🙂

    • MamaReen says:

      Thanks for teaching an old dog a new word and science today (Sferics)! I had to go look it up!

    • W7ENK says:

      It’ll actually work anywhere in the AM Band if you find a quiet spot between stations, or even over the top of an on-frequency broadcast. Rob’s right though, it’s generally quieter at the ‘edges’ of the band (530/1700). Bear in mind, you’ll pick up lightning strikes from much farther away after the sun goes down.

    • Sifton says:

      Oh…….atmosferics, I know them well. NOT!! But thanks FYI. I remember as a youngster playin with the CB or AM radio & the old school squelch? or white noise you would hear in between channels used to give me the chills in a ghostly kinda way.

  19. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    WOW that was some rain! 0.81″ huh? Sounds correct to me.

  20. W7ENK says:

    Just some short-order fairy pi$$ out Clackamas way so far today…

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