Summer Arrives…In Alaska

A beautiful live view from Fairbanks, Alaska…current temp is 76 degrees.

For perspective, here is the forecast for Friday for several cities:

Fairbanks-83

Anchorage-72

Juneau-64

Moscow (Russia)-75

Portland, OR-58

Curling up into the fetal position and rocking right here in the weather center now…Mark

169 Responses to Summer Arrives…In Alaska

  1. ThunderCloud - North Plains says:

    Looks like a fairly good cell west of Forest Grove, southeast of Idiotville. 49dBz so far…..

  2. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

    I call BUST. Anyone agree with me?

    But theres still tomorrow, no doubt about that.

  3. Kyle From Silverton says:

    Edit: Without esculating into violence and name calling?

  4. Kyle From Silverton says:

    I want to know something asit’s a bit related to weather.

    Whenever I try to explain anything politics even if it’s weather politics when I hit a nerve in people they will try to derail the topic by accusing me of moods and then when they accuse me I become the moods they accuse.

    How do I defeat this enemy?

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Ignore it and it will go away, unless you can battle the enemy without becoming emotionally involved. I enjoy doing battle with the enemy as long as the emotional connection doesn’t pull me in, if it does I just go on ignore.

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

    Rain cooled air has allowed the CAP to develop. It may be hard to overcome this today to rebuild instability and make conditions favorable for convection again. Still a chance until 7 PM. Better luck tomorrow.

    • ThunderCloud - North Plains says:

      But if we get some good sun we could rebuild instability again, right?

    • Wendy-Silverlake, Wa says:

      I have noticed that the rain is breaking apart up this direction and less sun breaks, more clouds. If this the reason why?

    • Josh (Gresham) says:

      Really sunny here, is that gonna help?

  6. Last heavy shower dropped the temp down from 57 to 51…..

  7. W7ENK says:

    Wow, that was one helluva squall line that went through downtown about a half hour ago or so! Lots of rain and wind, couldn’t tell if there was any hail in it, but the trees outside the office were sure whipping around pretty good. I was hoping for a clap of thunder, but no such luck… not yet, anyway.

    Enjoy the long weekend folks, and hope for some exciting weather!

  8. Brenda E Vancouver says:

    My day is now complete. Beautiful lightening strike and instant thunder!!

  9. Andrew Johnson says:

    Just had a very heavy shower go through. Dropped 0.17″ of rain in about 10-15 minutes. Some small hail too.

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

    A line of moderate to heavy showers from Portland down to Tualatin may produce a few lightning strikes if any of the individual cells pulse upwards any.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      It is now moving into Vancouver metro.

    • Lightning detector went off but I didn’t hear any thunder here.

    • Debbie - East Vancouver says:

      We had a massive downpour, now it’s stopped and I just heard a crack of thunder.

    • ThunderCloud - North Plains says:

      Rob, with that line of moisture that has now hit the Cascades, is that the main chunk of moisture? Like is the moisture now just going to be lighter more consolidated stuff? That’s how it appears on the radar…

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Yeah I think what we saw was a small vort rotate inland that I had mentioned earlier with my 7 AM analysis, so we saw that enhanced area push through.

  11. cherie in Vernonia says:

    Seems it is all going either north or south….nothing here at all

  12. N3EG says:

    These cells are really growing when they move over Longview…

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Do you have better clearing up there? Radar seems to suggest it.

    • Wendy-Silverlake, Wa says:

      We’ve had bright blue skies in between each one all day. I assume Longview is the same way. Another one is just getting ready to hit again. Wonder if this one will have boomers as well.:)

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

    Mesoanalysis
    As of 2 PM

    *Upper Air Analysis
    850Mb: -0c
    500Mb: -28c to -29c

    *Thermodynamics
    SBCAPE: 250-500J/kg
    SBCAP: NONE
    MLCAPE: 250J/kg
    MUCAPE: 100J/kg
    LIFTED INDEX: -1
    MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES: 7.5C/km
    LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES: 7.5C/km
    EFFECTIVE BULK SHEAR: 20kts
    0-6KM BULK SHEAR: 20kts
    0-8KM BULK SHEAR: 20-30kts

  14. ThunderCloud - North Plains says:

    Very heavy rain here with hail falling currently, very gusty too! Aaaaaand as I type it instantly stops.

  15. ThunderCloud - North Plains says:

    Becoming quite gusty here, house is beginning to pop and crack 🙂

  16. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

    Impressive returns on GRLevel 2:

    And here’s the storm west of Gervals.

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

    T-storm west of Gervais, southwest of Aurora is trying to organize a bit with a hail core trying to develop.

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

    First t-storm of the day in the Willamette Valley appears to be underway just west of Keizer. 62.0dbz core and the cell characteristic is really pretty good. It is even trying to indicate weak rotation.

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