It’s Official; Stephanie Kralevich has a Boy “Bun In The Oven”

May 3, 2012

Several of you have sent emails in the past 2 weeks.  Yes, wondering if Stephanie is pregnant.  She is!  In fact Steph is already 5 months into the fun and due in September.  She just found out today that it’ll be a (good looking) baby boy.

Congratulations from the First Live Local weather team Steph!

 


Peak Gusts So Far…

May 3, 2012

Portland Airport recorded a southwest gust to 45 mph at 3:19pm. That’s the strongest wind gust since mid March, and matches the 45 mph gust two years ago in May.

By the way, the strongest May gust ever at PDX is only 48 mph.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


Gusty Afternoon Wind & Power Outages

May 3, 2012

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Today’s low pressure center moved inland a little farther north than expected.  That means gusty south and southwest wind that we expected to stay from Salem south has moved up here into the Portland Metro area.  Peak gusts have been in the 30-40 mph range; quite healthy for May!

As a result of falling limbs and a few trees, the number of power outages has spiked over the past hour…reaching around 10,000 PGE customers.  As of 3:30pm most of those are in Multnomah County, out in the East Portland and Gresham areas. 

The wind has just about peaked and will drop off quickly after 5pm.  Strong west wind develops through the Columbia River Gorge and the east slopes of the Cascades the next few hours though…that is part of the forecast that’s turning out right though.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen