Cluster of Showers & Storms Moving In

5:20pm

Earlier we had a line of thunderstorms in the south Willamette Valley; now it has turned more into a cluster of heavier showers and a few embedded lightning strikes.  Two strikes in the past 15 minutes near Marquam/Molalla areas.

These showers will continue to head north-northeastward, so anyone could still see a flash of lightning or rumble of thunder. Best chance is closer to the Cascades.

Severe thunderstorm watch for much stronger storms continues for extreme Eastern Oregon until midnight.  Watch out in La Grande and Baker City!  Yikes, I see a tornado watch was just issued for areas east of the Continental Divide in Montana too.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

9 Responses to Cluster of Showers & Storms Moving In

  1. W7ENK says:

    Rain just ended here. Went from 0.24″ to 0.25″ in just under a half hour, for a whopping storm total of 0.01″!

    0 lightning strikes, 0 claps of thunder, and I even had a really big 0 right over the top of my house!! It was really lame!!!

  2. weathercrazy82 says:

    Impressive visible satellite pictures…

    Looks great with some overshooting tops on the east side of the states.

    Also, notice the one thunderstorm in the central valley in California. It’s just sitting there…

    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?vis1km_west_full+6

    • weathercrazy82 says:

      Also, notice the ouflow from the storms in Idaho. And the storm in Cali is still there…

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  4. runrain says:

    These storms had never seen the likes of the Milwaukie Dome. NOTHING gets through that and lives to tell about it!

  5. chiefWright (Marquam) says:

    That strike near Marquam was pretty meh… I heard it not to far away and not much bang to it. Sorry, folks, but I don’t think this is going to amount to much more than an excuse to not water the garden this week.

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