It Rained! Thunderstorms Staying Mainly East

2:30pm Thursday…

.06″ at PDX today, lots of areas of drizzle or even a few very light showers the very first half of today.  But don’t get too excited, all it’ll do is settle the dust.  It does end a 35 day dry spell (I think I counted correctly…).  And some parts of the metro area didn’t get measurable rain:


Thunderstorms have popped up all over the place east of the Cascades, a huge amount of action right now in the Blue and Wallowa mountains:


As expected, a major marine push the past 24 hours means cool and moist air all the way up above 6,000′ today!


As a result, temps are struggling to approach 70 degrees.  No big surprise there either.  We could get an elevated thunderstorm over the top of the marine layer, it already happened about an hour ago up in Cowlitz County.

More later if I get some time, I’m doing all 5 shows today including 24 different weather segments…anyone crying for me yet?

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen



21 Responses to It Rained! Thunderstorms Staying Mainly East

  1. runrain says:

    Another pretty good cell just sitting on top of Sisters. Wonder if it’s producing any lightning.

  2. WEATHERDAN says:

    At 3:00 PM Salem is mostly sunny and 74 degrees. We may top out in the upper 70,s. 85-92 for the next few days. NWS says Monday and Thursday of next week might see some convection in the Cascades. Always a possibility a TRW might drift into the valley. Enjoy the weekend.

  3. WEATHERDAN says:

    Never did get any precipitation out of this system. Right now it is partly sunny with temps in the mid 60,s here in Salem. Probably hit about 75 here today.

  4. No measurable rain yesterday, but just after midnight an actual shower moved through and dropped 0.06″.

  5. schmit44 says:

    8/1/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:94 at Ontario Municipa(2188 ft) & Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)
    Low: 68 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft) & RUFUS(185 ft) & JUNIPR(359 ft)

    High:52 at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160 ft) & KING MOUNTAIN(4000 ft) & HOLLAND MEADOWS(4900 ft) & SUGARLOAF(4328 ft) & Rim(7050 ft)
    Low: 33 at CRAZYMAN FLAT (6100 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 42 degrees
    Lakeview, Lake C (79/37 ) (4734 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.14″ at SLIDE MOUNTAIN(5589ft)
    0.80″ at OCHOCO MEADOWS(5200ft)
    0.71″ at TEPEE DRAW(4735ft)
    0.64″ at OCHOCO RANGER ST(3975ft)

  6. 64.2/57.1 here today with 0.05″ precip.

  7. The Dalles (KDLS) July 2013 summary:

    Averaged High 91.7F (+4.2)
    Averaged Low = 61.0 (+0.6)
    Averaged Mean = 76.3 (+2.3)
    Averaged Diurnal = 30.7 (+3.6)

    Hottest High = 102 (2nd)
    Coldest Low = 52 (13th and 14th)

    Coldest High = 79 (5th)
    Warmest Low = 74 (2nd)

    ‘Soupiest’ Day = July 5 (20 degrees’ diurnal)
    ‘Contrastiest’ Day = July 14 (43 deg. diurnal)

    Days above 100 = 3
    Days above 90 = 17
    Days below 80 = 1

    Nights at/above 60 = 18
    Nights at/above 65 = 8
    Nights at/above 70 = 2

    Rainfall = T

  8. Lurkyloo says:

    Precip here in NE right now. Heavy drizzle. Don’t think I can quite call it rain … Looking forward to getting back to summer — this darkness just reminds me of our 8 months-o-gloom. Nevermind, it’s actually raining now.

  9. ocpaul says:

    IMO, a refreshing change. (and I work outside every day)

  10. WEATHERDAN says:

    Dry all day here in Salem. Some sunbreaks at 4:51 PM. May still hit 70 here today. Looks like mid 80,s to low 90,s the next several days here in Salem starting on Saturday. Pdx will likely be 3-5 degrees cooler each day. They usually are in the summer.

  11. paulbeugene says:

    What a waste of a cell over open ocean 60 miles W of Seaside

  12. W7ENK says:

    PDX area will see the same amount of thunderstorm activity today that we saw yesterday.

  13. 0.02″ here this morning from the drizzle.

  14. Greg Carstens says:

    Mark, nothing up here in Southeast Tacoma as of yet. It is still 63 degrees as 2:43 PM. Brrrr.

  15. vernonia1 says:

    Wow…that’s a lot! What a trooper.

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