A Wet Evening Eastside

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


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!


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:


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



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

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

19 Responses to A Wet Evening Eastside

  1. Snowgrover says:

    Was a bit wet out in Forest Grove yesterday evening as well. Had some pea-sized hail that covered the ground. There were a few lightning strikes and a downpour that lasted about 40 minutes.

  2. Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

    I haven’t had any measurable rain this whole week. Bust! I think the dome has moved west.

    • Same here. Well, 0.02″ here, but I have driven through some absolute downpours! For gardeners, it’s a crap shoot whether they had enough rain, unless they have a gauge. I am watering tonight! No appreciable rain in a week now.

  3. BoringOregon says:

    I’m back, dang desktop took a crash. But I got it back now, Real cool looking storm wen’t over us yesterday. Saw a couple of lightning strikes and heard some thunder from it. Now a new wild fire there saying on the weather channel from, Jefferson count, CO. And New York had over 10” of rain for this month in we wine about .30” of rain lol.

  4. Sandman, Aloha 300' says:

    Still looking forward to your Locksa report or post?

  5. cgavic says:

    Nice all day yesterday. At 5 pm, for approximately one hour, a deluge of rain and strong…..winds…..
    2″ measured at our house. We sit just above sandy and seem to get quieter weather or rougher weather than that of sandy.

  6. Currently in Fairbanks: 73 degrees. Currently in BG 58.

    The overnight low in Fairbanks was 59.

  7. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Very cool pic.
    Thanks, Chris Markes!

  8. W7ENK says:

    Not a single drop of rain at my place yesterday. One mile to my east I saw a handful of big fat cold raindrops, but nothing at home.

    Saturday needs to stay dry, I’m hosting a big midsummer BBQ… NO RAINING!!!

  9. karlbonner1982 says:

    Have you seen hours 216 and 240 of the latest Euro? Right on the wake of all that rain we get a big upper-level ridge that builds up from the Desert SW. With flow aloft likely southerly rather than easterly and all that rainwater freshly deposited, it could be an unusual bout of HUMID HEAT.

  10. schmit44 says:

    6/18/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:87 at ALKALI FLAT(2495 ft)
    Low: 64 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft) & JUNIPR(359 ft)

    High:39 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 30 at Rim (7050 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 40 degrees
    DUNES1 (73/33 ) (173 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.29″ at CW4896 Waltervil(574ft)
    0.89″ at CW2664 Corbett(659ft)
    0.86″ at N7CVZ Corbett(840ft)
    0.83″ at HORSE CREEK(3402ft)
    0.82″ at N7NKE Forest Gro(200ft)
    0.75″ at CW6028 Pine Mtn(6296ft)

  11. Boomer In Vancouver says:


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