Quite a lightning storm in the central Willamette Valley right now:
All those strikes (219!) are within the last 30 minutes! It’s all quiet so far today up in the metro area.
The first big and severe thunderstorms are developing east of the Cascades at this hour. Large hail (1″) reported SW of Bend and that storm is heading north towards Redmond and Madras.
Keep a close eye on the radar here: http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=RTX-N0Q-1-6
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen