Thunderstorm Rain Totals: Big Soaking Out East

April 25, 2012

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″.

A “Bolt From the Blue” In Gresham

April 25, 2012


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

Thunder Moving Up East Side of Valley

April 25, 2012

A cluster of heavy showers is racing quickly up the far east side of the Willamette Valley right now.  Lightning breaking out east of Silverton, headed for Molalla, Colton, and eventually Estacada, Sandy, and Gresham…they are moving 30-40 mph from south to north.