A New Post

Extremely busy today doing the early shows, finishing up a winter weather presentation for the Oregon AMS meeting, then going to the meeting this evening over at KOIN.  Now it’s 11:32pm and time to go home.

Looks very wet next 2+ days.  That deep low showing up on some models Friday night moving up the Coast looks a bit suspect to me.  Hard to get a signficant wind producer when you have lots of energy also heading into California.

But at least you have a fresh post to comment on; the “snow is arriving” post suddenly seems very dated.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

40 Responses to A New Post

  1. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Sure looks like big time rain…maybe wind?


  2. alohabb says:

    Wind storm in PDX tonight? Or just as gusty as Mondays winds??????

  3. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Hahaah! Two inches of snow…WE’RE DOOMED!


    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      It is crazy hard to forecast. There was sticking snow on the beach, and all I had here was a few flakes in the air.

  4. Jim says:

    My 5th grade class has been collecting data on the sunrise and sunset times. We noticed that the equinox arrives in Portland on March 17th. The calendar says the equinox is on March 19th at 10:14 pm. Why does the equinox arrive early here?

  5. W7ENK says:

    Oooh, the NWS actually used an exclamation point ❗

    I wonder if Steve Pierce had a hand in writing this one?


  6. WEATHERDAN says:

    Woke up to bare pavement here in Salem yesterday.Didn’t expect snow. Didn’t get snow. Just a cold wet early Spring rain. Oh well.

    • chris s says:

      A lot of areas in Salem did get snow yesterday Dan, We had snow in West Salem, there was snow in a lot of South Salem, and pretty much everywhere in Salem it was snowing in the wee hours of the morning. But ya, most people in local salem area woke up to bare pavement and really nothing. 🙂

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      And it snowed during the night, but then temps warmed towards daybreak.

    • AdamInAumsville says:

      We had 2 inches out this way. Areas on the eastern side of the Valley (or up high) did better this go around, as forecast.

  7. W7ENK says:

    Holy Moly… some parts of Hawai’i have had upwards of 46 inches of rain in the last 7 days!!!


    But, I’ll bet it’s a warm rain.

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      That is insane! That is over .25” of rain per hour for an entire week!

  8. David B says:

    Bah! Nice and frosty with most of last evening’s dusting of snow still on the roofs at 6am, but precip still started as rain. Oh well, can’t win ’em all.

  9. Looks like pretty good model agreement for 50 to 60 hrs out, Mark. Are you sure??

  10. Ryan says:

    What’s the weekend look like?

  11. o.c.paul says:

    Crownpoint ENE 13 G 42

  12. W7ENK says:

    FWIW, Happy π Day, my fellow weather geeks!! 🙂

  13. Austin(Cornelius) says:

    Can we pretend that there will be gusts of up to 40 in the valley? Maybe even 50? 🙂

  14. …snowing hard right now up here…

  15. Snowing at a pretty good clip this morning in HR. About an inch on the ground

  16. jbpdx says:

    Remember the old saying:

    “If you don’t like Portland weather, just wait 15 minutes, it’ll change…”

    Post China build a new coal-fired power plant every week, put another 100 million cars on the road update:

    “If you don’t like Portland weather, just wait 15 days, it might change.”

  17. kyle says:

    my temp is going UP!

  18. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Hope I didn’t post this twice. Tried once but didn’t seem to get through.

    Safety hazard to persons! Can’t be good!


    • W7ENK says:

      Yeah, the wind out there is incredible this morning! Ø mph sustained, gusting to Light and Variable in Downtown at the moment. The flag atop the Umpqua Bank building is standing straight down… oh, wait… I think I just saw it move. 😆

      If tonight’s winds are supposed to be even stronger, then we might just get these trees to move a bit, too…

    • Fred482 says:

      If you are an Emergency Services Responder, any weather event can be a significant safety hazard. Trees into power lines are never a safe situation. Water, ice, wind, whatever, they’re all high risk, low frequency events here in the Northwest, which only increases the danger.

      To my brother & sisters FF’s……..Be Safe!!!

  19. bgb41 says:

    3/14/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:62 at AC7WN Hermiston( 497 ft) & CW2444 Echo(722 ft) & DW0462 Umatilla(1273 ft) & ECHO(758 ft) & Hermiston Munici(636 ft)
    Low: 43 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    High:23 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 12 at Timberline Lodge (7001 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 32 degrees
    Arlington (61/29 ) (449 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    2.44″ at PACCTY-2 Pacific(28ft)
    2.20″ at Willamette Pass(5080ft)

  20. Yeah NWS has me under a WWA until 5pm tomorrow. They are prediction 2-4″ of snow here…I am not sold on that idea…We shall see.

  21. W7ENK says:

    31.1F, everything is frosty, I can see clouds filling in to the West.


  22. accept NWS has me under a winter weather advisory still……til noon tomorrow ????

  23. Longview - 400 ft says:

    Thanks Mark!!!

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