Lots of Lightning East Metro & Western Gorge

If you were up from 1am-3am, you likely saw lots of flashing on the east side of the metro area.  You probably slept through it if you live west of I-205.  But it was the best nighttime lightning show of the summer in the far east metro area. There were dozens (if not hundreds) of lightning strikes from the Boring area up into the Southwest Washington foothills.  You can see a concentration of action from Cape Horn up to Yacolt and other points into the forest.  Luckily this whole area is covered by a cool marine layer right now, so hopefully no fires of signficance show up.

It was interesting to see the lightning flashing ABOVE the low clouds, at least that was the case when I looked out around 1:30am.

The storms have moved on, but we’re left with a thick marine layer; back to the morning cloud and afternoon sun routine.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

38 Responses to Lots of Lightning East Metro & Western Gorge

  1. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    Another beautiful day down at the coast!!!
    Mostly sunny , 65, good breeze going for kites.

    • Mr Data says:

      I absolutely LOVE the temps in the mornings compared to the afternoons (past 1pm).

      I couldn’t have asked for better mornings.

    • Mr Data says:

      The afternoons the last few weeks all the smoke and yuck have comed in from the farms down towards Eugene crapping out the skies.

      The mornings weather in contrast have been as close to heaven as I can get and hopefully this upcoming trough has crystal clear nices for maximum cooling effects.

      Edit: I meant nights for maximum cooling effects. Let’s see how low we can crank the temps!

  2. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Doesn’t look so bad to me. Hahaah!

  3. bgb41 says:

    8/21/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:101 at DW9659 Richland(2379 ft)
    Low: 67 at CW2286 Monument(2021 ft) & Blalock(280 ft) & DW2789 Milton Fr(1358 ft) & Chinook(399 ft) & DW9628 Richland(4046 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:57 at Brookings Airpor(459 ft)
    Low: 31 at Sand Creek (US 9 (4525 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 56 degrees
    DESCHUTES PORTAB (88/32 ) (4743 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.05″ at CW2664 Corbett(659ft)

  4. runrain says:

    A big WOW on that sunset!!

  5. W7ENK says:

    Lots and lots and LOTS of Altocumulus Wishcastellanus clouds over Downtown today…

    Anyone wanna ride this train? 😆

  6. AND then….

    12z GFS says “Hello, Fall!”
    http://wxweb.meteostar.com/sample/sample.shtml?text=kttd
    After today 850mb never gets above 14c and look at all of the 30’s – 40’s. Seriously….
    http://www.cascadeaccess.com/~mnelsen/Models/ecmwf500mb_ecmwf.html

  7. cgavic says:

    Lo 58 but now sunshine 20 min. ago.

  8. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

    WUUS56 KPQR 200055
    SVRPQR
    ORC043-047-200130-
    /O.NEW.KPQR.SV.W.0024.130620T0050Z-050620T0120Z/

    BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
    SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    550 PM PDT WED JUN 19 2013

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A

    * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
    CENTRAL MULTNOMAH COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OREGON
    SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OREGON
    NORTHWESTERN CLACKAMAS COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OREGON

    * UNTIL 620 PM PDT

    * AT 547 PM PDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL THE SIZE
    OF BASEBALLS…AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 80 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES EAST OF TUALATIN…OR ABOUT 9 MILES SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN PORTLAND…MOVING NORTH AT 32MPH.

    * THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
    CLACKAMAS AND OAK GROVE BY 555 PM PDT
    MILWAUKIE AND LINWOOD BY 600 PM PDT
    PORTLAND AND LAURELHURST BY 615 PM PDT
    THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL OVER 2 INCHES IN DIAMAETER…AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70MPH IN CANBY…WILAMETTE…AND NEAR OREGON CITY AT 540PM. TRAINED SPOTTERS HAVE ALSO REPORTED STORM STRUCTURE THAT APPEARS TO BE ROTATING…WE CANNOT RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A TORNADO. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED…ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

    THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

    A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM PDT

    THURSDAY EVENING FOR NORTHWESTERN OREGON.

    &&

    LAT…LON 4421 12326 4441 12299 4415 12263 4400 12278
    TIME…MOT…LOC 2101Z 127DEG 22KT 4413 12282

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      Cool, only 10 months to go!

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Plenty of time to get in its path!

    • Mr Data says:

      Did I just read that right? 10pm as in 10 at night?

      Isn’t that a bit odd for such a long warning?

      Even wind advisories do not last that long unless extended for whatever reasons that usually do not pan out.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      Severe thunderstorm Watches can last between 6 – 8 hours before it expires… Kyle, the Watch we had in June 4 2009, lasted from 1pm until 9pm.. lol

    • Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

      Watches last longer than warnings. Still kinda tired of these fake ones being Posted here. We need a seperate “fantasy” section or something. Maybe type it up somewhere else and link to it. Or at the very least (I believe this has been said before) a disclaimer at the top of the post

    • W7ENK says:

      Tim, this one lasts nearly 28 hours…

      Issued: 550 PM PDT WED JUN 19 2013
      REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM PDT THURSDAY…

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      Here’s a link to our SVR Watch #330 in 2009.

      From 155PM to 900PM PDT

      http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/2009/ww0330.html

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      Yeah Erik, that was a mistake on my end.. I realised that June 19 2013 was on a Wednesday on Google.. but forgot to change the day on the bottom. lolol because i used a warning from 2005.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      Muxpux, only meant for fun… and plus you know many of us (especially Pappoose) have Storm Chasing blood inside of us… I just can’t help but wonder what kind of thunderstorms the next year has to offer…. LOL

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      I am probably better off living in some place like Eastern Montana or South Dekota where this stuff is a very regular occurrence.. but as things stand now, I’m stuck in Oregon for a while..

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      Well I could without all that unnecessary cold/snow weather in the winter… southern Idaho might be to my liking 🙂 hahaha

    • Mr Data says:

      ……………….I seriously didn’t know that was fake though I felt something was off.

  9. bgb41 says:

    8/19/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:102 at Nelson(2560 ft) & Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)
    Low: 75 at Blalock(280 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:58 at YACHTS Yachats(82 ft) & HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160 ft)
    Low: 38 at CRAZYMAN FLAT (6100 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 51 degrees
    Nelson (102/51 ) (2560 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.26″ at LITTLE MCCOY CRE(5080ft)

  10. W7ENK says:

    Well, I was up until almost 5 am, and aside from 30 seconds of BIG FAT raindrops and one distant rumble of thunder far to my West (yes, west of Milwaukie) at around 12:30a, I saw nothing. Too bad, because I stepped out into my mini corn field with a beer and stared up at the sky, watching for about 10 minutes or so. Quite a disappointment, actually.

  11. AdamInAumsville says:

    Well, 47 straight days of no measurable precip at KSLE. Anyone know what the record is? Probably closer to 60 days? If so, we might make it.

  12. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

    Wow, very quiet… not even Ted Striker came on here today. And it was Sunday too…

    • runrain says:

      I think everyone’s taking a weather overload break, awaiting the various potential fall weather events. Mostly, this would be windstorms and I think it only proper for us to get one to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Columbus Day Storm.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      Hell yeah… as a great desert after supper.. I’d like some 80-90mph winds here in KHIO!!

  13. *BoringOregon* says:

    Yup, great show. Was up tell 4 am watching it, it was right over my house all night 🙂

  14. bgb41 says:

    Would have been a great show above the marine layer @ Silver Star Mtn

  15. Definitely woke me up, great show!

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