10:30pm: Sudden Thunderstorm Development

August 18, 2012

Ugh…moments after I said “all clear for tonight” at 10:09, a solitary thunderstorm with about 8 strikes developed around Silver Falls State Park and has moved quickly north towards Colton.


Saturday 8am: A Few Thunderstorms Today

August 18, 2012

If you’re like me and have some things lying around the yard that shouldn’t get wet?  A little Whiskey-Tango look on the property like I have right now?  Put them away…there are showers and thunderstorms moving from south to north up the Willamette Valley this morning and anyone west of the Cascades could have a shower.  Here’s a good link to radar:


For a much better view, and to see lightning strikes, go here:

http://www.kptv.com/weather  then RADAR > INTERACTIVE MAP > turn off national radar and turn on LOCAL SUPER RES, turn on GLOBAL LIGHTNING.  Then you can move all over the map.

Here are the lightning strikes in northwest Oregon as of 8am:

I’ll be at work later today.  We have an 8pm show on KPDX-TV and the usual 10pm on KPTV.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen