Thunderstorm & Flooding Rain Heading Into Portland

A cluster of strong storms is moving through S. Vancouver and N. Portland right now…storms that again came off the S. Washington Cascades.  Lots of cloud to cloud lightning but not too much cloud to ground action…yet.  I can heard almost constant rumbling to my west (I’m home SE of Crown Point).

Vancouver has received 3/4 inch of rain and PDX already 1/2 inch…expect local flooding to spread south into the heart of Portland.  These storms will continue moving very slowly south, then die after sunset.

Follow the latest radar image and loop, go here:

Then click INTERACTIVE MAP for all the warnings/watches, and looping of the radar…it’s quite a fun tool to track storms with.  In fact it highlights the warnings with colored areas too.  Note you can turn on lightning as well.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

4 Responses to Thunderstorm & Flooding Rain Heading Into Portland

  1. lauriesylvan says:

    Rain and wind were going great guns in NW Portland and all the way up Burnside. Some thunder and lightening in West Hills, but just flashes, not bolts.

  2. Richard Hodges (SE 160TH & Burnside) says:

    I just talked to my brother, Bob, who lives over by Jefferson High School in North Portland. He said that this storm ranks up there with the biggest, as far as rain goes in a short time, that he’s ever seen. He said the ground was like a river, and that the water almost came inside his back door and in his house.

  3. Nic says:

    There’s all kind of lightning by Llyod Center. Seeing some sun break though.

  4. Andrew (Portland....Sylvan Highlands ~800 feet) says:

    Seeing a decent amount of lightning up here in the west hills.

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