Double Rainbow Over The Gorge

Every once in awhile we get a real spectacular or different picture…today was one of those.  From Sharon McCormack on the bluff up in White Salmon.  The view is looking west down the Columbia River.

Stephanie and I have a new rule…it’s a busy weather day when you get a viewer picture that has all 4 of the critical elements (motor home, chicken fence, old pickup, latticework on part of house) in just ONE picture.  That’s pure gold and it happened today.  Now don’t get me wrong…I at one time or another have had 3 of those 4 on MY property, but I’ve never sent in a viewer picture with them.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

144 Responses to Double Rainbow Over The Gorge

  1. Really blustery this morning so far. Love hearing the trees outside.

  2. Ryan (Walnut Grove) says:

    Oh wow… What does it mean?! What does it mean?! 😀

  3. Kyle says:

    I didn’t sleep well because of being over anxious about going out due to my low-class sprained ankle.

    When we get back my parents are making an appointment with a foot-doctor as I cannot concentrate very well with my problem and I have anxiety attacts if I get over-stimulated which is why we travel off-season.

  4. Kyle says:

    42F outside and partly sunny earlier but now a showery type cloud outside.

    I predict my high will be 51-52F if it remains cloudy/partly cloudy like it’s been as I have noticed under this flow temps don’t rise more then 10F from the low.

  5. RobWaltemate says:

    Just went and drove the beach from Long Beach to Cranberry Rd. Wind is out of the West 20-30 and rain. Saw a few birds that the surf and waves have killed off and a few resting on the beach that usually stay out to sea. Found also a plastic float, but it didn’t have much for banicles on it, so I can’t tell how long it has been out in the ocean.

  6. RobWalemate says:

    Temps 49.4 DP 44.1, wind is from the west 6 mph G 18 mph, Rain today is only at 0.08″ but a shower is hitting us right now, fairly heavy. Yesterdays rain total was 0.67″ Total for Oct so far 7.01″

  7. RobWaltemate says:

    Here is the last video from me for a while. It is Cape Disappointment about 9:30 am 25 Oct 2010. I took it at Fort Canby’s Waikiki Beach. Enjoy!

  8. PaulB/Eugene says:

    Government Camp has 26 inches of snow on the ground according to the ODOT report. If this is true then that is a record snow depth for this date and for this early in the season…previous was 14 inches in 1970. Looking at sat imagery, could add to that total today…going to be tough to beat 36 inches which is October record set in 1984.

  9. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro) says:

    Thunderstorms today too? Smaller chance but its there. Its there. 🙂

  10. Currently at Hoodoo it is 24° with 25″ of snow on the ground!

  11. [10.25.10]
    High 48°
    Low 42°
    Rain 0.95″

  12. k5mitch says:

    The rain really got with it here around 2:00 a.m. WOW

  13. Kyle says:

    What section of Bend Oregon do you now live…..scratch that question. 😮

    Me and my parents are heading to Lake Quianult and then off to grandma’s in Port Townsend WA for several days.

    Depending on if we are wiped out or not we may be gone 3 or 4 days because half the time will be in Lake Quinualt for something new to see.

  14. W7ENK says:

    [Milwaukie] 10/25/2010
    55.2°F High
    47.8°F Low
    SSW 19.2 mph at 1:41a
    0.21″ Today (since midnight)
    2.64″ Storm Total (since Friday)
    4.29″ Monthly Total (October, to date)

  15. Yevpolo1990 says:

    Looks like we could have a really wet year!

  16. …after being on the fringe of all the active weather during this storm, looks like the firehose is aimed right at me now……

  17. MasterNate says:

    WOW!! Very heavy Hail storm just rolled through Molalla, covered everything white, temp dropped to 41. No lighting though.

  18. Mother Nature says:

    One picture says it all. Just beautiful.

  19. Gregg-Formerly TTD now in Bend says:

    After getting a dusting of snow last night, and a few flurries at times today, had a snow shower drop a quick inch of snow this evening. NWS has a Winter Weather Advisory until 8am tomorrow for another 1-2 inches. Currently 30.8 here.

    • Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

      It is hard to believe that only 22 days ago we came home from 10 days of camping at LaPine, enjoying warm mid-80s and 70s! And now there’s inches of snow on tue ground. It seemed such a surprise to come back over the pass and see fog and the leaves beginning to change colors. It felt like going suddenly from Summer to Fall. Well, that was a short Fall season for the high elevations!

  20. oldwxwatcher says:

    We’re not the only ones getting the rain. A friend in normally-dry Reno told me that they had a very wet weekend. They’ve had 2.65″ this month, most of it during the past three days. This is a new all-time record for October rainfall in Reno and the records go back to 1871.

  21. washington observer says:

    I don’t own a motor home, but I could easily provide 3 out of the 4 in a picture.

    Driving through Camas/Washougal area around 5:00-5:30 this afternoon.
    Quite a gully washer going on there with some hail.
    I wonder what their total amount was in one hour?

    OK. I am off to look at some of the pictures posted. That double rainbow one is pretty amazing.

  22. PaulB/Eugene says:

    EUG on track for wettest Oct since 1994…….will probably wind up with 5-6 inches for the month

    • RobWaltemate says:

      Hey were you on a kayak at Chinook Port today? I was in a gray Dodge 2500 4 dr with a black brush guard around 3:30-3:45 at the rest room there.

    • Ken says:

      Very Nice!!!

    • Tyler says:

      No sir…left there around 1230, Toyota Tacoma..

    • washington observer says:

      Hey RW…
      Battleground Brian is always posting the temp for the Deschutes Portable.
      You can post the temp for the Chinook Portable.

    • RobWaltemate says:

      Not sure what a Chinook Portable is. I live about 14 miles from Chinook, but I am in Chinook about 4 or 5 times a week. I live about 1/3 of the way up the Long Beach Peninsula. Are you looking just for basic weather stats?

    • washington observer says:

      I was being dumb Rob.
      A portable is an outhouse.
      I don’t know what the Deschutes Portable is but when Battleground Brian posted a low temp for Deschutes Portable I thought it sounded miserable. Cold outhouses aren’t fun.
      You said you were at the Chinook Port rest room.
      Blame my weird sense of humor on the weird weather.

    • RobWaltemate says:

      LOL! Well I give it about a 7 out of 10. It would have been an 8, but the smell wasn’t that great.

  23. PaulB/Eugene says:

    Hogg Pass Snotel at 4790′ elevation (near Santiam Pass)…19 inches of snow on ground…they probably will have 24 inches by morning

  24. 4th generation Oregonian says:

    Appreciate where we live….and vote to protect it.

    • RobWaltemate says:

      No poisonous snakes and only one spider, very few if any tornadoes, lots of tasty things to hunt and fish for… Third great grandfather was a lighthouse keeper at Cape Disappointment (James Anderson Sr.), yet my grandfather was from Iowa! LOL

    • W7ENK says:

      I’m a Native and 3rd generation Oregonian. Honestly, there’s no better place than right here! 🙂

      And yes, VOTE!

  25. This would be a great trick or treat if it was just off the mouth of the Columbia.. 🙂

    VERY active GOA so far this season….

    45°….0.39″ of rain today

    • RobWaltemte says:

      939 mb, that’s low (27.73″ Hg). It that the “Aleutian Low?” I should be a very good year to beach comb for glass balls!

  26. Kyle says:

    Or the vicinity.

  27. Kyle says:

    How come you don’t know? 😕
    I am not trying to be nosy but it feels V-E-R-Y flustering to often be the only one on here from Silverton.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Come on out to Scappoose, the land of gravelly plains. Not too many Indians out here either.

  28. weathergirl - colton 1000 ft says:

    Lol Mark on your addendum…”That” happens a lot out this way… Bah!

  29. Ryann (East Vancouver) says:

    Just had a long light flicker.

    • Mike (Orchards 255') says:

      Same here

    • RobWaltemate says:

      I was told once that it can blink two times without popping the braker at the PUD, but the third time it will shut off. It is like this such that the line might clear itself (i.e. burn off the branch or meth head that is touching)LOL.

    • W7ENK says:

      Yes, that’s called “Automatic Reclosure”. The idea behind it is when something contacts a power line and either shorts or grounds the circuit, the recloser opens, killing the line momentarily before closing again. The hope is that the initial surge of electricity back down the line will blow the object clear. If it doesn’t work the first time, it does it a second time. If that still doesn’t clear the line, the recloser locks open and kills the line until it can be cleared manually and then reset. That’s what causes the “OFF… ON, OFF… ON, OFF for good” sequence. I always pray that third “OFF” doesn’t come.

      I used to work closely with the lead electrician at OHSU years ago and learned a lot of this stuff from him, particularly while working on projects with PGE. 🙂

    • washington observer says:

      Thanks for the explanation.
      Now I can sound knowledgeable when our lights blink.
      In my community everyone knows the third off is bad, but I don’t think they know why.

  30. boydo3 says:

    I took a nice pic of a rainbow from my house this morning but not THAT nice!

  31. Ken says:

    Looks to be sticking real well at Gov camp. Road is almost solid white.

  32. Katy Skinner says:

    I have a set of photos of Flickr….all photos taken of the sky, from my front door. Check it out:

  33. Mark Nelsen says:

    I added a little addendum to the post up above.

  34. muxpux says:

    its so vivid! what does it mean?!

    sorry, someone had to…

  35. RobWaltemate says:

    Just started to hail on me here in Long Beach WA.

  36. Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

    Just heard a roll of thunder. We must be on the edge of it because I can see blue sky.

  37. Aleta-West Gresham says:

    Very Very nice!!!

  38. Tyler in Hazel Dell says:

    WOW! That is amazing!

  39. W7ENK says:

    Oooh, pretty! 🙂

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