9pm: All Quiet Now

Even though the actual cold front is still offshore, wind has died down and radar shows most of the rain is gone.

So that should be it for the night unless we get a brief burst of showers with the cold front. 

The windspeeds WERE impressive along the central coastline, but not much inland:


Here are the rainfall totals since midnight:

Hmmm, that wasn’t very exciting was it?  Some heavy showers and a few thunderstorms here and there, but the WRF-GFS beats the RPM on this one.

50 Responses to 9pm: All Quiet Now

  1. The 00z gfs ops run keeps some pretty cool air in Southern BC, with persistent low center off WA/OR coast. Seems it wouldn’t take much to nudge the cold air into these parts to put a dusting of snow on higher elevation pumpkins. Will check ensembles. Good luck with yer monkeys

    • Exactly, we’re quite close to seeing bit colder thickness and 850mb temps pouring south. With that low pinwheeling off Astoria it’s just close you move that 150-200 miles further south and the Columbia Basin may develop a cold pool….

  2. alohabb says:

    Mark.. I double dog dare you to say pet my monkey on tv!

    Too funny, just about fell over reading that comment !

    • lurkyloo says:

      I triple dog dare. I don’t even know what it means, but it was darn funny anyway. Thanks for that laugh.

  3. o0Z en wun ower an thertee too minitz

    Too late? Yeah… That joke has been over for awhile. Sure am enjoying the cooler air mass and lower dewpoints though.

  4. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    62 for the high today…at midnight. Just 0.01″ in the rain gauge though.

  5. I seez a konvergint zoan to mize noreast, dat werz lightnin at

  6. Last night wind storm was pretty good one for the first one of the season 45 mph wind gusts got woke up in the middle of the night due to a thunder storm passing bye. Sounds like you all dodged the bullet in oragon.

    • W7ENK says:

      Yeah id say warshintun gotted the burnt of the strom last night the wind was calm for me in the portland area i only had 0.03 inches in the rain thingie when i left my house for work thismorning we didnt get any thunder and lightning pass bye bye last here night i was very disappointed i am for to be love lightning stroms look at the froggy can I have a chocolate why is france so far away does anyone else have trouble reading poor grammar lacking punctuation marks like this? o_O


    • Chris s says:

      Apparently spelling and punctuation are highly overrated. 😀

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      we was so expected da thunderstomes like cmon the instibilities were all there so why not they happen O_O

    • alohabb says:

      Wells i been gotten soakeded last nighter at a fooseball game its was a really doozie

      Psst, grammer is overrated anyway

    • runrain says:

      Hey! You done gone make fun’er my Grammar? You ne’er even MET her!!!

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      we’s gonna learn u somthing hey I see a litnng strik east of seeattle

    • Garron near Washington Square says:

      lol W7EnK….You twuly shurd be a righter, or an Engrish teechur!!! Ur commentary always gives me a good chuckle after yet, another storm that never happened. And .06 in the rain triangle thingy. Hi of 62 degrees per millileter, after a low of 52.6 per second.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      dont mind them ther guys steve
      its the yungstar in em! Hahaah!

    • W7ENK says:

      HAAAAH!!! 😆

      You guys are all awesome! This thread just got a whole lot better!! 🙂

  7. 6z wasn’t very exciting. 12z not really, but it did develop the low around the same time frame off the southern Oregon Coast. Something to keep an eye on I guess…

  8. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Hahaah! The “Perfect Storm”
    I’d really like to see Mark play the meteorologist!


    • W7ENK says:

      Wow. Maybe I should take a stab at it? I’m not an Author or professional writer by any means, but in the back of my mind I’ve always wanted to write. Maybe this is a good opportunity to start…

    • W7ENK says:

      Oh, but I have been published… twice… kind of…

      And, I do know for a fact that one white paper I wrote back in 2007 accidentally went viral and bounced around the globe via the InterFacePlusTubes several times. I got confirmation that it went through China, Russia and most of Europe until tracking it became a ridiculous feat. At the height of it, my paper dominated the first 3-1/2 pages of Google! :mrgreen:

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Send an email W7!
      This project could make a good writer and/or screenwriter very rich!! Hahaah!

    • runrain says:

      I brought the 183 page book that I have on the Columbus Day storm To the OMSI event Saturday and Wolf Read told me he has two copies of the same thing. It’s not written in an epic novel style but it does have lots of stories. Some you stopped by to look at it Saturday.

    • W7ENK says:

      I’m sure that whoever takes on this project, there is going to be a LOT of research involved… a massive undertaking, no doubt!

      I have to laugh though, Cliff Mass is insisting that he get to play the part of the meteorologist in any resulting screenplay. Only problem is, he looks NOTHING like Jack Capell. o_O

    • Emily Waldman says:

      I read Cliff’s blog today too! I also vote for Mark as the meteorologist !

  9. Kyle says:

    1.75 of rain since 9PM Sunday. As much as I was hoping for a brief S wind event what should have been my first clue was the winds were veering too much to the SW for a true gradient to form.

    It wasn’t in the cards so to speak.

  10. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    Apparently the cold front passed around 1 this morning. The wind switched from S to WNW and I had a peak gust of 24 mph.

    Also, it finally cooled down some. The temp went from 62 to 52, and the dewpoint from 59 to 49.

    I bet there is a little bit of fresh snow on the top of Hood when the skies clear later today or tomorrow.

    • Kyle says:

      I find it peculiar which the last few years storms have stalled when hitting the beach. Even the stormy late 90s I don’t think storms stalled so much.

  11. W7ENK says:

    Interesting numbers today:
    High 65.8F at 12:55p
    Low 60.6F at 12:55a
    Only a 5.2 degree diurnal change, at exactly 12 hours apart.

    Peak wind only 11.4 mph from the SW

    0.75″ of rainfall

    • Garron near Washington Square says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that didn’t even get a 20 mph wind out of this. 16.8 SSW, and hi of 63.2, lo of 58.7, 0.77″ and a grand total of 1.67″ for the month. YEA!

  12. bgb41 says:

    10/15/2012 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:77 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)
    Low: 61 at W7OBH Canby(164 ft) & Portland-Troutda(36 ft) & North Bend Munic(16 ft) & EW1133 Lake Oswe(341 ft)

    High:45 at HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 37 at HOWARD Mt Howard (8150 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 26 degrees
    DANNER (72/46 ) (4225 ft )
    RED BUTTE (69/43) (4460 ft)
    La Grande/Ash St (69/43) (1978 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    5.50″ at GOODWIN PEAK(1800ft)
    5.00″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    4.95″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)
    3.58″ at YELLOWSTONE MTN.(3080ft)
    3.49″ at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160ft)
    3.25″ at CEDAR(2220ft)

  13. W7ENK says:

    Weak. 😦


    • Well, I guess we at least have 2 possible interesting events coming in a week. We could get a cold, deep trough dropping south with Mtn. Snow and possibly cold east winds, or a we could get a granddaddy windstorm. I’ll root for both!

    • *BoringOregon* says:

      Winds are really picking, up had a little power flash a hr ago. I’m with rob !!

    • W7ENK says:

      Now wouldn’t that be fun! Still not in the believable range though. If it’s still there on Friday, then I might get excited…

      It’s just a shame Crown Point is closed right now. It’s supposed to open back up in January, right? Should still be some time left to enjoy the wintertime gap winds, I’d think.

    • Emily Waldman says:

      I agree with Rob! Both!

  14. Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

    Another meteorological miscalculation. Unfortunate.

    There’s always another day for this, right? (maybe?)

    • Timmy_Supercell (Hillsboro, OR) says:

      This means my Tor-mato crop all died… gee now I know why Tor-matoes are SO rare in the PNW O_O

  15. Mike (Sweet Home ~ El. 575') says:

    1.51″ of rain at my location so far today.

  16. Peak gust on my station 35 mph. Sharp frontal feature on the Langley radar may yet generate a gust or two

  17. I kinda like the fact that some pretty cold air (for this time of year) is forecast to move in. Snow in the mountains.

  18. Yep…. Now onto a perhaps interesting 00z GFS tonight….

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