10pm: Lightning Done For Now, 4,000+ Strikes

August 5, 2012

That was quick…in just one hour we’ve gone to absolutely no lightning strikes in Oregon.  That doesn’t mean we won’t see anything the rest of the night, but the action is over for now.

Our equipment shows over 4,000 strikes this afternoon/evening across Oregon.  Almost all of it in south central and central Oregon.  A church was hit by lightning in Bend and numerous fires have been started in the Fremont-Winema NF.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

9pm Sunday: Storms Moving Over Cascade Crest

August 5, 2012

Why, oh why, am I not camping at Olallie Lake TONIGHT instead of last week???  Look at the last hour’s worth of lightning strikes.  They sure aren’t strong storms, but they are producing dozens of strikes every 15 minutes.  It’ll soon be visible in the sky to the SE of the metro area as darkness moves in…

Mt. Hood View

August 5, 2012

A nice pic from Chris Markes today, lupine and the melting snow up at Timberline on Saturday.

And…I just added a classic viewer email to the Fun, Weird, Mean Emails tab above.  The most entertaining note of the day by far…