Another Funnel Cloud

June 19, 2013

Okay, I know this borders on the “not real interesting and very hard to even see” category, but a barely discernible pic of a funnel cloud just west of the Portland Airport this afternoon.  Brian Burk of the Port of Portland says he observed it (and took pics) for 5-10 minutes before it dissipated.  This happened around 2:45pm today:

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Kelsey Gile took what appears to be a picture of the same funnel cloud from the Portland Air Base:

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Very hard to see, so maybe you’ll like this one of a waterspout coming onshore in Louisiana instead?

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Thanks to the New Orleans NWS office for that one!

I’ve got some maps!  Last night’s run of the ECMWF out to one month.  Each map is the weekly average 500mb heights:

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Troughing just offshore and very wet westerly flow Sunday through Wednesday next week, then ridging much closer to us by around Day 10.