Trip Update

Still alive today, 2 days down and 3 days to go. Its a slow day in Joseph today, but what a view from the camp area. Joseph High School must have the best view of any in Oregon.

Looks thunderstormy later this week around the Northwest.


175 Responses to Trip Update

    • Marcus the weather nut says:

      Bring on the tstorms:) mark any updates?? Looks light the system to the west Is going to break down but could get some lightning??

    • This is more the type of system that brings strati-form rain like we see in the winter, not thunderstorms.

      The flow is from the SW. If the lower were further south and the flow was SE, then we would be talking!

  1. JJ78259 says:

    Another summer highlight here in heaven I mean San Antonio is the Bracken Bat Cave in New Braunfels millions of bats fly out and darken evening sky heading there tonight. 23 days of 100 plus so far the heat is on. 23.50 inches of rain so far 3 inches above normal. Everyone is pumped for the upcoming football season it is huge here. My brother and I played golf at the local TPC course just one housing development over from me last night, great time on summer evening.

  2. schmit44 says:

    8/12/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:98 at DW9659 Richland(2379 ft)
    Low: 73 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft) & CW1075 Boardman(322 ft)

    High:54 at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160 ft)
    Low: 32 at KIRK (4519 ft ) & DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 48 degrees
    FOSTER FLAT (87/39 ) (5000 ft )
    KLAMATH NWR (81/33) (4531 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.77″ at DW4287 Keno(4090ft)
    0.59″ at HEREFORD(3599ft)
    0.42″ at BLUE CANYON(4200ft)

  3. BoringOregon says:

    Wow, look’s like next week might be a little warmer !!

  4. W7ENK says:

    Back from a weekend deep in Central Oregon, went through one of the craziest, most intense thunderstorms I’ve seen outside of Minnesota as we crested the Cascades at Government Camp. Leading up to, lots of mammatus, got a photo of a funnel cloud that, after reported to the NWS Portland Office they verified based on visible rotation on the radar in the same area, so my report was responsible for the reissuance of the Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

    Caught video of lightning hitting a tree just a few hundred yards ahead of us just before Govy: **LANGUAGE WARNING**

    Reported 1/2 diameter hail covering the roadway on the pass at Government Camp. Reported a possible fire with thick smoke in the roadway to the East of Timberline Road before the 26/35 jct, but no smoke when we came back through there yesterday, so any fire that may have started was likely extingueshed by the torrential rain. Also reported about a dozen large trees (18-30″+ diameter) blown down — one was snapped off at 15 or so feet up — with tons of debris everywhere on and along 26 from Tygh Valley Hwy down 3-5 miles. SPC reports logged (no pun intended).

    Once we broke out of the trees on the Eastside, all was quiet for the rest of the weekend. No rain, no thunder, no lightning, just a nice suntan, a 10″ Rainbow out of the Crooked River, dusty backroads, juniper, sagebrush, fresh desert air with wide colorful vistas and the occasional chorus of Coyotes calling in the distance…

    I wish I could live out there, I love it so much!

    Looks like PDX completely missed out on all the action, yet again?
    The Dome prevails.

  5. cgavic says:

    We now have sunshine and 67 degs.

  6. schmit44 says:

    8/11/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:97 at Weatherby Rest A(2390 ft) & ALKALI FLAT(2495 ft) & LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)
    Low: 72 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    High:57 at Newport(30 ft)
    Low: 28 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 45 degrees
    FOSTER FLAT (84/39 ) (5000 ft )
    EW2055 Prairie C (87/42) (3547 ft)
    Chemult (US 97 M (78/33) (4750 ft)

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.23″ at EW1810 Lostine(3376ft)
    0.20″ at BOURNE(5800ft)
    0.12″ at K7ZQU-7 Santiam(4790ft)

  7. Some nice Thunderstorms starting to pop up just south of 90 Hope those Storms will drift into the sound and not fall apart like they did last night. Been sunny here since start of the day with the day time heating it should be ripe for some afternoon Storms.

  8. JJ78259 says:

    Great thunderstorm yesterday afternoon lasted for about hour dumped 1.5 inches of rain cleared off for a beautiful evening. We have had about 7 thunderstorms in 10 weeks my lawn is still perfectly green in 100 degree weather amazing. The storms come and go so fast but they keep everything blooming. 5 minutes after the rain it’s dry. We went crazy on the different native plants for the yard the colors are amazing.

    • runrain says:

      It’s true, Oregon. Texas is heaven on Earth! Why would anyone want to live in the state of Oregon? Why???

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Ya, 90 plus degrees every day, endless sun, just boomers rolling through like clockwork to water the lawn…Why???

    • geo says:

      Because I was born and raised here(not Texas).

    • Sifton says:

      lmao! what a clown!!

    • JJ78259 says:

      Everybody seems to forget the 8 to 9 months wet cold rain in oregon summers but that I will still enjoying the sun in November when I was raking wet soggy muddy leaves before? I will updating when it’s 80 degrees at Christmas most likely before then. I am really starting to enjoy the little bit of rain we get here it blows in then out to beautiful sun. There has not been day that we have not seen hours of sunshine here heaven maybe. Getting my season tickets for daughters high school football games I was told that 8000 to 10000 people go to a game pretty amazing I can not wait. The stadium seats 13500 wow!

  9. schmit44 says:

    8/10/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:97 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft) & JUNIPR(359 ft)
    Low: 74 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft) & Arlington(449 ft)

    High:53 at Rim(7050 ft)
    Low: 30 at KLAMATH NWR (4531 ft ) & DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 45 degrees
    FOSTER FLAT (84/39 ) (5000 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.70″ at SANTIAM JCT.(3750ft)
    1.44″ at DW0237 Lees Camp(699ft)
    1.21″ at SOUTH FORK(2257ft)
    1.20″ at BOURNE(5800ft)
    1.14″ at MERLIN SEED ORCH(1144ft)

  10. David B. says:

    More rumbling in the distance, sounds like it’s getting closer… and the radar agrees. Looks like another light show is on its way in the Seattle area.

  11. vernonia1 says:

    got to hear a few rumbles off to the west……no light show…..& now all is quiet

  12. Looking good for another Awesome show tonight up here in the Puget sound.

    • BoringOregon says:

      yea I heard that looks like a good chance !

    • Josh "The Snowman" From Everett, WA says:

      Yep, every cell comes to die once it is within 50 miles of PDX :). Coming from someone that has seen some awesome shows in and around Seattle.

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