10:30pm: Sudden Thunderstorm Development

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.


33 Responses to 10:30pm: Sudden Thunderstorm Development

  1. Need stray albino donkeys in Beaverton soon!

  2. weathercrazy82 says:

    Nice little light show early this AM. Was surprised as the marine air was pushing in already. Just goes to show you ma nature will do what she wants, when she wants!

  3. No thunderstorms tonight…uh huh. Explain why this is the second time I have been awakened with an 80# lab standing over the top of me. LOL Once at 0120 and again at 0310….at this rate morning is coming too quickly and it is going to be a really long day. Poor hubby starts a 12 hour shift in a few hours too. I had to take the dog and move to couch so he can get a few more hours of sleep. :/

    • Fred482 says:

      Same here, mine weighs 85 lbs. The cat was hiding behind the wash machine.

      The good, the Fire pager didn’t go off (yet!) With over 5200 firefighters on the lines, assisted by 31 helos & 240 engines, resources are thin. We don’t need any more wet or dry lightning!

      For those who seem to enjoy wild weather, remember to pray for those of us who have to deal with it in a very different and sometimes dangerous way…..

    • Dave_in_Troutdale says:

      Funny how animals act when they aren’t used to thunder and lightning. I live in St. Louis, MO now and both my cat and dog were born here. We get some pretty gnarley storms here and they aren’t even phased by them.

  4. NEPDXGAL says:

    Just got woke up by a huge thunder clap and looked out the window to see lightning every 5 minor so. Did anyone else notice any thunderstorm activity? I live in NE PDX Gateway area.

  5. *BoringOregon* says:

    yo got woke up to a huge lightning strike and thunder rob?!?!?

  6. bgb41 says:

    8/18/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:104 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)
    Low: 76 at Arlington(449 ft)

    High:56 at DW4355 Newport(165 ft) & YACHTS Yachats(82 ft)
    Low: 39 at CRANE PRAIRIE (5500 ft ) & Meacham (3724 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 55 degrees
    Nelson (103/48 ) (2560 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.53″ at CINNAMON(4834ft)

  7. *BoringOregon* says:

    Weird was standing out side for about 45mins saw the thing pop up
    right above my house rained a little in moved to north now got something poping to the south of us anything coming this way rob?

  8. Interestingly upon viewing 2km WV Loop you can see the trigger arriving which appears to be a jet streak moving into southwest Oregon(Faster S-SW winds). Once this arrives watch the CU explode over the Willamette Valley.

  9. AdamInAumsville says:

    A couple flashes and rumbles here so far. Main cell east of me.

    • AdamInAumsville says:

      Definitely saw and heard the one strike showing in southern Marion County. Surprising how little lightning is associated with these. They look better on radar.

  10. Recent 6z Mesoanalysis indicates that MUCAPE increased to 500-1000J/kg and has expanded west of I-5 in PDX metro
    Theoretically this would mean the activity to the south should at the least survive as it moves north if not perhaps intensify as it is moving into an air mass with greater elevated instability. We’ll see…

  11. Jethro (Molalla ~320') says:

    Sorry about that… I washed my pickup this evening. 😉

  12. AdamInAumsville says:

    Looks like some more down around Eugene.

  13. *BoringOregon* says:

    Yea my mom said she saw some lightning out of the window!!

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