A Wet Night Ahead!

Rain arrived a few hours earlier than I expected, enough to ruin my bike ride.  That was one of the sweatier rides I’ve done…couldn’t hardly tell the difference between that and the rain pelting my face.  But at least a nice picture (on our FOX12Weather Facebook page).  Here’s a nice image showing the north-south oriented moisture plume over us right now: 

Plenty of rain to go as NESDIS Satellite Precipitation Estimates folks say in their midday discussion.

A warm, wet, and humid night ahead…slightly unstable too, so maybe a flash of lightning???  Most likely not but it’s possible.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

45 Responses to A Wet Night Ahead!

  1. SeaChange - GardenHome says:

    Getting pounded again in SW Portland. Up to 0.80″ now since 7pm. Rain gage showing rain rate of 2″/hr…which is believeable by the racket it’s making outside. Love it!!!

  2. RobWaltemate says:

    27 mph gust of wind at 19:33 out of the south at the start of a rain shower that ended up giving me 0.07 in about 1/2 hr.

  3. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Now the rain sounds almost like hail on a metal roof… Waiting for lightning…

  4. Got 0.32″ rain from 7:30 to 8:30 here

  5. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Just had heavy showers moving through Hillsboro, and radar shows an area of even heavier showers (possibly convection mixed in) a little south of Washington County.

  6. Jeremy says:

    Heavy rain in Salem. 1/2 inch in 20 minutes or so.

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  8. chiefWright says:

    Repeat of last night, almost. Reigonal radar (got the spelling right tonight) shows the back end of this may arrive within an hour or two, though it looks less well defined. Please, please may it bring in some less humid air! I’ll take colder.

    • chiefWright says:

      Darn. Make that Regional. Finally.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Call me crazy, but I am actually considering the thought that we might see some scattered showers and storms overnight pushing up from the south. As this rain band finally pushes through surface temps should remain warm enough 60+ and since the instability developing is mainly aloft heating isn’t really dependent in this situation. Also as the upper low/vort max approaches larger scale forcing lift is increasing. There is as well broad scale upper level divergence, so the air mass is fairly buoyant. PWAT values over 1″ … We’ll see….

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Doesn’t matter, we know what rejon you’re talking about.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Funny I mention this. I already see a possible t-storm developing now just north of Albany.

    • W7ENK says:

      Excellent! 😈

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Just keeping an eye on things. I’m not expecting it, but the chance is there.

  9. W7ENK says:

    Despite the rain, we had a great time down at the Portland Pirate Festival today. It was so humid though, I couldn’t tell if my Puffy shirt was more damp from the rain or my sweat! I did appreciate the lack of umbrellas, however. We Oregonians are just plain awesome like that! 🙂

    It’s getting dark so early now…

  10. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Now having the heaviest rain of the entire day.

    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?rtx_n0r+/2h/

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

    Well FWIW recent Mesoscale Analysis does show weak instability has now developed.

  12. Kyle says:

    dol·drums   /ˈdoʊldrəmz, ˈdɒl-, ˈdɔl-/ Show Spelled
    [dohl-druhmz, dol-, dawl-] Show IPA

    –noun ( used with a plural verb )
    1. a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art: August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises.
    2. the doldrums,
    a. a belt of calms and light baffling winds north of the equator between the northern and southern trade winds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
    b. the weather prevailing in this area.
    3. a dull, listless, depressed mood; low spirits.

    This also referrs to Oregon’s weather when you have a southerly flow with a low far off to the SouthWest.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Southerly flow brings Oregon our most exciting weather though…. Our most prolific lightning storms come with it. Well south to southeast.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      I am speaking specifically for locations west of the Cascades to the Willamette Valley.

  13. W7ENK says:

    I seriously hope we get a good thunderstorm to break this warm humid streak. If not, it will be a disappointing waste!

  14. Temperature has been steady between 65 and 67° here all day long.

  15. SeaChange - Garden Home says:

    Wow! It’s raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock out there!!! 🙂

  16. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    Pretty impressive looking storm for September!

    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?vis1km_west_full+6

    It does look like the back edge isn’t far off from moving in.

  17. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Just watched Rod Hill, he says we will be “rocking and rolling” tomorrow with boomers valley and cascades.

  18. Heisson Rob says:

    It was acutally a great day to dig out a path in a lawn – cloudy to keep away too much heat, enough rain to cool you beyond what your sweat could do, and the heavy stuff didn’t hit until we were done.

  19. Battle Ground Brian says:

    18Z GFS – http://i55.tinypic.com/2cooq3q.png

    Big change.. much drier now. I mentioned earlier we are due this year for some October 80 degree days and maybe we will get them.

    C’mon Indian Summer

  20. RobWaltemate says:

    Temp 66.5 and DP 61.5 are closing in on each other and the Barometer has only dropped about .1 inches since about 8:00 to 29.7 but the wind has started up again but mostly from the SE at about 3 mph off and on. What is this the doldrums???

  21. Lets just bring on a few “storms” to clear the muck out of the air!

    66° and a DP of 65

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