Those thunderstorms eastside sure dumped a pile of rain in Clackamas and eastern Multnomah County. The Eagle Creek RAWS site (on the highway between Eagle Creek and Sandy) reported almost 1.00″ of rain. Other spots saw around 1/2″.
That cluster of thunderstorms continues moving up through the far east side with heavy rain, some hail, and frequent lightning strikes. Boring, Sandy, and now Corbett getting a good show.
But check this out just 5 minutes ago…a strike well outside the thunderstorm very close to Centennial High School, just east of 181st ave.
This proves the point that lightning can leap well outside of the thunderstorm, in this case 5-7 miles west of the center of the storm!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen