Another Funnel Cloud

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.

10 Responses to Another Funnel Cloud

  1. Garron near Washington Square says:

    We got extremely lucky on Tuesday night as my friends daughter was having her wedding at the botanical garden off of Foster. Just 20 minutes till the wedding was to start Tuesday evening at 7 pm, a couple of ominous rumbles were heard not too far away. Then, nothing except a heavy 5 minute sprinkle AFTER all the ceremony and picture taking. All in all, it was a WAY better day than I was expecting. Any warmer, and it would have been sweaty city in a tux, and luckily we were in just the right local to not receive one of those heavy showers.

  2. Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

    So, are we now getting way less rain than previously expected and then a heat wave for the beginning of July? It sure looks that way and has trended more and more towards that solution with each run of the GFS I see.

  3. archangelmichael2 says:

    I wonder if this will be another ABS system? (Anywhere But Salem)

  4. schmit44 says:

    6/20/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:76 at ILLINOIS VALLEY(1389 ft)
    Low: 58 at RUFUS(185 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:37 at Rim(7050 ft)
    Low: 20 at KIRK (4519 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 39 degrees
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (76/37 ) (1389 ft )
    Lakeview, Lake C (64/25) (4734 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.06″ at POINT PROM II(6607ft)
    0.95″ at CW2664 Corbett(659ft)
    0.90″ at BLAZED ALDER(3650ft)

  5. BoringOregon says:

    Guess talk about a tropical downpour out right now !

  6. W7ENK says:

    FUNNEL CLOUD PANIC ADVISORY
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    1148 AM PDT THU JUN 20 2013

    http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/11079242

  7. schmit44 says:

    6/19/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:71 at PROVOLT SEED ORC(1180 ft)
    Low: 59 at HEPP(311 ft) & BLALOK(277 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:36 at Timberline Lodge(6001 ft) & Lagoon(6370 ft) & HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft) & ANTELOPE(6460 ft)
    Low: 27 at ANTELOPE (6460 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 32 degrees
    PROVOLT SEED ORC (71/39 ) (1180 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.82″ at Upper Wildhorse(3581ft)
    1.70″ at HIGH RIDGE(4980ft)
    1.61″ at KE7QYU-13 La Gra(2795ft)
    1.57″ at Baker City Munic(3373ft)
    1.56″ at FLAGSTAFF HILL(3945ft)
    1.50″ at MINAM LODGE-PORT(3575ft)
    1.50″ at Meacham(3724ft)

  8. karlbonner1982 says:

    I predict that on Friday, June 28 PDX will have a high of 85 at the same time the dewpoint is near 65.

  9. Let’s see what the next trough brings us! Clark County hasn’t had a tornado in MONTHS!

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