Hurricane Season Begins: List of Names

Here’s the official list of Tropical Storm and Hurricane names for the Atlantic Ocean.  Strongest and most numerous storms are later August through early October, although the season officially runs from today through late November.  Luckily none of them look too hard to pronounce, like those Icelandic Volcanoes!

Warm Weather Update:  Instead of seeing the models back off (the nightmare forecast scenario mentioned 2 days ago), they are in total agreement on the details through late Sunday.  In fact the upper low moving towards California is a bit farther offshore Friday, which means easterly (offshore) flow commences right away on Friday.  We could see our warmest day of the year so far on Friday (75 would do it).  So the big story is that our first summery weekend is on track!  As a result I purchased my tomatoes and intend to plant them tomorrow while it’s still cool.  Warm weather veggies are going in the ground as well since I can cover them with plastic when it’s much cooler next week.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

46 Responses to Hurricane Season Begins: List of Names

  1. MamaReen says:

    I was surprised about a tornado in Massachusetts as that is where I grew up and don’t remember being overly concerned about tornadoes. Blizzards and hurricanes but not tornadoes. Fun fact of the week, Massachusetts ranked 35th in frequency and Oregon is ranked 46th. I couldn’t find any reference to any albino donkeys though… 🙂

  2. bgb41 says:

    Here is a look at the years with the least days of 70+ degree weather by June 1st. As you can see 2011 set a record with an all-time low of 6 days.

  3. bgb41 says:

    6/2/2011 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:69 at UMATILLA( 270 ft)
    Low: 55 at Heppner Jct.(312 ft)

    High:30 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 24 at Mount Hood Meado (6601 ft ) & Timberline Lodge (7001 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 29 degrees
    DW0460 Sisters (62/33 ) (3251 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.96″ at Upper Wildhorse(3581ft)
    1.60″ at MILK SHAKES(5600ft)

  4. bgb41 says:

    Getting a very heavy downpour right now

  5. bgb41 says:

    18Z was a letdown. Oh well, things could change again.

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  8. Mike near Clackamas Town Center says:

    Here’s a little history about the name Emily and Hurricanes: In 1993 Hurricane Emily reached cat.3 status before brushing by the outer banks of North Carolina. It caused 50 million dollars worth of damage. I was only 12 years old when I watched the coverage on the weather channel.

    • Emily Waldman says:

      That’s my name! I get getty when my name is used during hurricane season! Looking forward to see if I am named a major storm or not!

  9. Wendy-Silverlake, Wa says:

    Spring is officially here. I just had my first baby deer in the yard. It was really little. Only about half as tall as its mom’s legs. So cute!!!!

  10. Mike near Clackamas Town Center says:

    Classic photo of a towering Cumulonimbus cloud. This kind of lift will probably never happen here 😦!/photo.php?fbid=10150215788499057&set=pu.278959564056&type=1&theater

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      We’ve had severe thunderstorms before. I can remember some where they did just literally explode as well over a span of 15-20 minutes.

  11. Jesse-Orchards says:

    12Z Euro looks like it wants to keep us in the mean trough position througout the run.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Yeah kind of, but at least the trough next week drops down from British Columbia, so may be drier. Outlier run IMO 😀

    • bgb41 says:

      Yesterdays Euro showed that too. It is possible.

    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      I know…. 😆 I just am in denial.

    • bgb41 says:

      Whether or not the Euro pans out, either solution is fairly dry. Just one is cloudy and cool and one is nice and sunny.

    • Beaverton Chris says:

      So the models are saying we’ll be back to the rainy chilly weather next week? La Nina doesn’t want to die a horrible death for the year?

    • Boydo3 N. Albany 500' says:

      And we all know the euro is Mark’s fave. Wonder if he starts to waffle?

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      Mean trough position should stay over us since there’s a strong ridge to the west. Looks like this weekend is a one-shot deal to me. Fresh 7 Day is up.

  12. Roman~Snow-Zone says:

    Classic January day. 54.7F right now, with solid cloud cover and rainy. 🙂

    • W7ENK says:

      Juneuary, not January.

      January was ~55 degrees, dark, gloomy, cloudy and rainy.
      Juneuary is ~55 degrees, dark, gloomy, cloudy and rainy.

      See, there’s a difference…
      Okay, maybe not. 😦

  13. bgb41 says:

    12Z GFS @ KTTD – 6 days in the 80’s

    Warmest run so far for the year 2011. 🙂

    Happy campers!!

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

    12z GFS was a sensational run! Looks great the next 15-16 days!

  15. W7ENK says:

    Nearest lightning strike right now, about 150 miles offshore from Astoia…

    That, or some poor unfortunate ship captain is having some serious electrical issues!!! 😯

  16. W7ENK says:

    Something of interest to note:

    0.88 inches of rainfall yesterday is officially the wettest June day on record for my location. This beats the exorbitantly wet previous record of 0.83 inches set on 6/6/2010. Before that, the record had been set with 0.79 inches on 6/2/2010.

    I certainly hope this June doesn’t shape up the same…

  17. chiefWright says:

    Huge local variation in rainfall in the last two days! Check out the clackamas county rainfall map on the cocorahs website. Here’s station readings so far from today:
    0.10, 0.22, 0.28, 0.34, 0.45, 0.71
    And here’s station readings from yesterday:
    0.04, 0.05, 0.24, 0.29, 0.36, 0.52, 0.69, 080, 0.85, 0.91
    From nearly dry to a full inch on both days!
    And what’s even more goofy is the dry spots on the 1st were the wet spots on the 2nd!

  18. Runrain says:

    That much cooler forecast 68 next week is still nice and warm (actually perfect) compared to what we’ve been seeing.

  19. W7ENK says:


  20. k5mitch says:

    I drove to Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge yesterday expecting it to be mostly under water, I was surprised at just how low the water was. I guess they must be able to control the water with all the duct work the have running thru there?

  21. Muxpux says:

    In other news, I’m working in puyallup during the week. Sitting under a NW flow PSCZ? been pouring all night here

  22. Kyle From Silverton says:

    Note: My parents enjoy my drives to the ferry whenever we can squeeze the schedule in.

  23. Kyle From Silverton says:

    The Wheatland Ferry river graph WILL NOT show up on both internet browsers so should I attempt to drive my parents to the Wheatland Ferry any time in the near future or is this month out due to high water levels?

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


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