A Wet Evening Eastside

June 18, 2013

Take a look at the rainfall totals as of 10pm…none officially at PDX, .13″ at Hillsboro and then these numbers:

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Several heavy showers developed over a few hours, mainly east of I-205.  It did make for this nice view of the west end of the Gorge, a picture taken from Pittock Mansion by Chris Markes!

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Other than the heavy rain, not a whole lot of thunderstorm action today with maybe a dozen strikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington.

We’ll see about tomorrow; with plenty of sunbreaks there is no reason we shouldn’t see heavy rain/hail showers develop again.  If we get too much cloud cover, that could squash things a bit.

The cold upper low passes overhead the next two days, then gets out of here Saturday for a much better day.

But uh-oh, next week looks mild and very wet with a strong west-southwest upper flow.  The 12z GFS and ECMWF were both very wet, here’s the ECMWF:

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and in map form both the new 00z GFS and 12z ECMWF:

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We’ll probably have very warm nights (60) but daytime highs below average during the Monday-Wednesday period next week.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


Tuesday Afternoon Action

June 18, 2013

Thunderstorms and heavy showers beginning to pop up over Western Oregon and Washington at 3pm. Just about anyone could see a downpour or thunderstorm between now and sunset! Showers are moving from south to north or actually SSW to NNE.

Nice heavy shower just north of Keizer right now:

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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen