Cold Front Approaching: Wind/Rain Peaks Next 2 Hours

1pm Sunday…

As expected, quite a strong cold front moving in this afternoon, and timing is impeccable as well.  You can clearly see the cold front, which is embedded in the back edge of the heavy rainfall, moving across the northern Oregon coastline.  This is from the Ocean Shores radar on the Washington coast.  Portland radar is blocked by the Coast Range a bit in this area.

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So the heaviest rain and strongest wind is just ahead and with the cold front, after it passes the rain will pretty much stop and wind will back off dramatically.  Thus the buik of this early fall storm will be in the metro area for the next 2 hours.  As a result, after 3pm it should be pretty much done.   In fact there will be sunbreaks popping out by dinnertime.

Here in the valley peak gusts will be in the 30-40 mph range.  I see Salem had a gust to 39 mph at noon and PDX just had a gust to 37 mph at 1pm, quite impressive for September!   Higher up, a 43 mph gust up on Chehalem Mtn. north of Newberg.  There will definitely be some power outages since leaves are still on the trees.  That makes for better wind resistance since the leaves catch more wind;  a better chance for limbs to break off…a little natural pruning.

Peak wind gusts at the Coast were about what we expected…45-60 mph.  I see a gust over 60 mph at Megler Hill north of Astoria but that’s up at 1,200′.   In the next hour the wind will back of dramatically there as the cold front passes.  In fact quite a bit of sunshine too!

No other storms in the forecast, just cool and showery for a few days and then maybe warmer and drier towards next weekend.  Details on that definitely up in the air.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

138 Responses to Cold Front Approaching: Wind/Rain Peaks Next 2 Hours

  1. PhilinForestGrove says:

    Wall of rain coming.

  2. jr503pdx says:

    Hi guys! I am new to this! Hope you like my new picture!

  3. Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

    Thunder and lightning here

  4. BoringOregon says:

    Well I picked a good day to help move on Sunday. Not really but down poor of rain and wind on Sunday. Sure did notice and hear the birds last night and into the morning. And kgw said even a chance of nocturnal storms tonight all be up !!

  5. Where’s TV weather producer…miss that guy, he’s been here from the start like some of the rest of us…he’s lurking, maybe this will pull him out, his info was always top of the line and much appreciated.

  6. pappoose in scappoose says:

    “Several scientists thought they were going to die.”

    http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-corrugated-cold-front.html

  7. pappoose in scappoose says:

    I really like increasing thunderstorm threats!

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    902 AM PDT TUE SEP 24 2013

    SHORT TERM…CONVECTIVE SHOWERS ARE BEGINNING TO MOVE INTO THE FORECAST AREA THIS MORNING AS SEEN ON NWS DOPPLER RADAR…WITH THE FIRST LIGHTNING STRIKE SEEN EARLIER THIS MORNING OVER THE LONG BEACH
    PENINSULA OF WASHINGTON. A SHORTWAVE SEEN ON WATER VAPOR SATELLITE IMAGERY JUST OFF THE OREGON COAST IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTIGATING THE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL EARLY TODAY…WITH THE MAIN COLD POOL RIGHT
    BEHIND IT. AS THE MAIN COLD POOL PUSHES IN AS THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH DIGS INTO THE REGION…EXPECT AN INCREASING THUNDERSTORM THREAT ACROSS MUCH OF THE FORECAST AREA. THE COLDEST AIR ASSOCIATED WITH
    THIS TROUGH DOES NOT ARRIVE UNTIL THIS EVENING… SO THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE WELL INTO TONIGHT…ESPECIALLY OVER THE COASTAL WATERS.

  8. chiefWright (Marquam) says:

    I think the downspout off the edge of the dome was over our place yesterday– almost an inch in the bucket! Almost 4x the QPF.

    And what was this about no storms? I5 between Wilsonville & Salem almost shut down yesterday for the torrential downpours around 6 PM.

    • chiefWright (Marquam) says:

      Oops, I forgot to read the fine print: “… except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms”. Which even wasn’t strictly true as there was no thunder. Hmph.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Hahaah! Gotta keep close watch for the CYA statements!

  9. Hooray! Fall is here, as told by my weather station reading 48F this morning in a mixed atmosphere (yes, temp in the forties).

  10. JJ 78259 says:

    CNN did a small blip on the first snows in the Cascades and the Sierra’s this morning.

  11. schmit44 says:

    9/23/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:76 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)
    Low: 57 at JUNIPR(359 ft) & EW3367 Coos Bay(98 ft) & CW5474 Grants Pa(915 ft) & BANDON(79 ft) & NERRS MET SITE A(10 ft) & Brookings (US 10(150 ft) & Gold Beach(16 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:36 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 32 at CRANE PRAIRIE (5500 ft ) & NPOWDR (3212 ft ) & HOWARD Mt Howard (8150 ft ) & Timberline Lodge (7001 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 32 degrees
    HEREFORD (67/35 ) (3599 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.40″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    1.37″ at W7KKE-3 Road’s E(89ft)
    1.12″ at CW7745 Oregon Ci(486ft)

  12. Greg Carstens says:

    I can vouch for Brian’s group being a good one. These day’s it is the only weather group I am on and I don’t have to run a weather group like I did in the past. I feel very comfortable always on Brian’s group and I am not sure if I would be on any other group. I guess it is because there are very few rules if any on there.

    I know I have been hard core in the past but cut me some slack. It was what I was brought up around for 36 years of my 50 year old life. My step dad was a lieutenant for the Tacoma Fire Department and the man was strict but he was good at almost everything he did. I wish now I had learned more than I did from him but we had issues all through our years together. Some of you already know I have aspergers syndrome and to put it simply it is a type of high functioning autism. Brian and Erik have seen me first hand and both know about it and the first time I was at Brian’s house my hands were shaking like something terrible. This is typical when I come into unknown new surroundings. So if you get tired of me and what I say just realize what is going on.

    Thankfully Brian and Mike his admin make me feel pretty comfortable there and I met Erik eventually in person who is hands down my best friend in the Portland area. If Brian’s group was never around I probably never would have met Erik.

    As far as other places I comment on though. Those pages are usually the Mount Rainier National Park, National Weather Service Seattle, Tacoma Weather Cam, and Shannon O’Donnell KOMO pages.

    Last but not least. Thanks to everyone who enjoys reading my weather spreadsheets that I make on Brian’s group. You will not see them any other place on Facebook other than maybe a National Weather Service page. I have ever shared those with the NWS in New York City and got a thumbs up from them.

    • Cute little group indeed, if you like excessive profane vulgarities and a bullying mentality. Oh, but there is that bonus of bashing me whenever you feel like it. Hilarious

    • Actually I hardly ever focus on bashing Rob – that’s with OTHERS in the group 🙂

    • Why take cheap shots to our group? We have done nothing to bother with what you have going on with your new group.

    • A cheap shot would be if it weren’t true.

    • Greg,

      I can vouch for you going off and cussing out one of my members only because he/she had mentioned in my group how they enjoyed the fact there isn’t any bs in my group and that found themselves spending more time in my group than Brian’s due to it. Yes, what a fantastic group you have, very warm and friendly without a doubt(sarcasm). It’s so nice to have a drama free, no bs, professional, mature group, so much so you attack someone for approving of it. lol

    • Jethro (Canby ~187') says:

      All this talk of drama really has me itching for a big ol’ low pressure system at 135W/40N and aimed straight at Hoquiam. Yes ladies and gentlemen, the season for model riding, wishcasting, and in-depth analysis is officially open. In the land of on-line weather groups, that usually means some disagreements will happen, so you had better put on your flame-proof jacket…

      A note about Brian’s group… it has really been drama-free for quite a few months now. Can’t put my finger on why that is. Probably because of all this boring summer weather we’ve had.

    • W7ENK says:

      That’s true, Jethro! It’s especially fun when that low initializes in the wrong place on each model run, and then mysteriously veers into the Southern Oregon Coast. Lots of tears when PDX busts for 45-55 G70+ winds that were never actually forecast. Blame it on The Dome. 😉

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      Oh you kids…oops, I mean 40 year old men. Let’s try to avoid the usual drama.

  13. 5.21″ of rainfall for the month of September thus far.

    59/49 today with 0.60″ of rain.

  14. Marcus the weather nut says:

    I cannot wait for winter……. Let the model riding began lol…. Only 10 days out:)

  15. paulbeugene says:

    I just got down from the ladder doing minor surgery on my Vantage Pro2 weather station, had to replace reed switch on the rain gauge, using soldering iron, solder, etc in the middle of the rain. It finally works again!
    Thanks to Davis tech support..they sent me replacement part free of charge no questions asked.
    Yes I am out of my mind doing this in the rain, on an aluminum ladder, etc.

    • Steve from Beavercreek 1000 says:

      Sounds pretty normal for this weather geek!

    • Had to do that a couple times. Fortunately I can bring my rain gauge inside (lots of spare cable attached).

    • oldwxwatcher says:

      Mine stopped sending wind speed a week or so ago. Wind direction still worked. Fortunately, my ISS is mounted on a piece of plastic pipe 5 feet above the ground so it’s easy to service. Problem was caused by corrosion on the contacts in the port the wire from the anemometer plugs into. Sprayed it with contact cleaner containing a corrosion inhibitor and all was well again.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      That weather sensor (Vantage Pro2) in Corbett has had no maintenance for about 4 years and it’s 50′ up on a gym roof. Really glad it’s still working great after 4 raging east wind winters! I think those are very good instruments.

    • MasterNate says:

      Jinx!

  16. Lurkyloo says:

    It has been seriously DUMPING rain here for the past 45 min. Seems like way more than the “big” storm yesterday.

  17. Jeff Raetz says:

    Finished with 1.09″ of rain yesterday in oak grove – I like living inside the dome now!

    http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORMILWA11&day=22&year=2013&month=9

  18. Wendy-Silverlake says:

    Has anyone else noticed the insane amount of geese flying south the last two days?

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      I did! Yesterday I saw them twice and at least two more times today. I never see the “Portland Metro” geese that just fly around all year long, so it was real noticeable. Heading south each time…

    • schmit44 says:

      Could the unusually cold early season trough in Alaska be connected to this phenomenon?

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Heard em today while working outside.

    • Lurkyloo says:

      I think we all need to refer back to my Foxfire post at this time of year. But I can’t find it … Mark?? Geese getting the hell out of Dodge has to be a sign of something?? Strangely, I haven’t seen any geese yet. Maybe they’re on a different course this year because of the EPIC winter we’re about to have. Yep, that’s it. 😉

    • JJ 78259 says:

      Ya they are flying to San Antonio where the first day of fall brought 87 degrees calm winds and low humidity, they will be happy!

    • Lurkyloo says:

      Take care of our geese, JJ (do you still have your webbed feet?)!

    • runrain says:

      JJ doesn’t like us. Why else would he keep reminding us how nice San Antonio is and rotten ours is? Anyone know who this guy is?

    • Lurkyloo says:

      Runrain, I think JJ lived here for 50 years and now recently moved to TX and he’s just straight stoked on being there. That’s all I’m getting. I don’t think he’s trying to be mean spirited.

    • Sifton says:

      Warm weather or not, you couldn’t PAY ME to live in the state of Texas!! Sorry…….

    • vernonia1 says:

      Just leaving the house this afternoon there were at least 10 huge v’s headed south. Looking north there were more for as far as I could see

    • MasterNate says:

      Maybe that’s a sign of a cold and snowy winter coming our way. Mass migration.

    • W7ENK says:

      I’ve seen several Vs the past few days, but the majority of them have been headed West. Maybe they know something we don’t? o_O

      That said, I have noticed a marked increase in the number of geese I’ve seen flying in formation this year, and earlier it seems. Kinda like this years salmon run. I hope it’s a sign of things to come, perhaps a January 1950 redux? That would be wonderful!! 😀

    • W7ENK says:

      Speaking of which, that might be an analog worth looking into… How far back do Columbia River salmon counts go? And I wonder if anyone has kept records of Canada Goose Vs?? 😆

  19. vernonia1 says:

    Site sent to me by a friend in BC snow @ Whistler several cams

    http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/the-mountain/web-cams/whistler

  20. pappoose in scappoose says:

    I really like deep convection!

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    848 AM PDT MON SEP 23 2013

    UPPER TROUGH DIGGING IN TUE WILL BRING A COUPLE SHORTWAVES TO THE REGION TO AID IN DYNAMICS. IT ALSO PRODUCES COOLING ALOFT ERASING A STABLE LAYER THAT WAS EVIDENT IN BUFR SOUNDINGS TODAY AND TONIGHT
    BETWEEN 10K AND 15K FT. THIS LEADS TO THE POTENTIAL FOR DEEPER CONVECTION TUE. IN ADDITION TO KEEPING POPS IN THE LIKELY OR HIGHER CATEGORY TUE…WILL INTRODUCE A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDER DURING THE
    AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS 500 MB TEMPS ARE FORECAST TO DROP BELOW MINUS 24C.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      243 PM PDT MON SEP 23 2013

      SNOW LEVELS DROP DOWN TO NEAR THE CASCADE PASSES WEDNESDAY…BRINGING THE FIRST REAL THREAT FOR SNOW THIS SEASON. THERE ARE STILL SOME
      MODEL DISCREPANCIES CONCERNING HOW LOW SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP…BUT MAY SEE SOME SNOW ON THE ACTUAL PASSES WEDNESDAY MORNING. IF WE DO
      GET SOME SNOW…TRAVEL MAY PROVE DIFFICULT OVER THE PASSES AS WE MAKE THIS TRANSITION INTO FALL. WILL HOLD OFF ON ISSUING ANY STATEMENTS GIVEN MODEL DISAGREEMENTS AT THIS TIME.

  21. W7ENK says:

    62/55 yesterday in the center of The Dome, peak wind G15.4 mph, 0.34″ of rain as of 11pm. That super heavy shower scooted just to my South last evening.

  22. cgavic says:

    We had strong winds overnight up here. My grandfather’s bird bath (heavy!) was nocked completely over. I’ve moved it a couple of times….. (solid cement?) But there it lies.

  23. schmit44 says:

    9/22/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:74 at HEPP( 311 ft) & Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)
    Low: 61 at JUNIPR(359 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:37 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 25 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 31 degrees
    DW0460 Sisters (65/34 ) (3251 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    2.74″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)
    2.10″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    1.99″ at DW0237 Lees Camp(699ft)
    1.75″ at LOG CREEK(2800ft)
    1.68″ at SOUTH FORK(2257ft)
    1.67″ at TILLAMOOK(11ft)

  24. High Desert Mat says:

    Rob? I know you said you weren’t coming back to this blog for the upcoming winter, but just letting you know there’s plenty on here that love and appreciate your thoughts. I know I’ve been a d&%k in the past to you as well, but it won’t happen again. Reconsider?

    • Mat,

      Things would have to change. I’m also real busy with my PDX WX Analysis Facebook Group. Growing nicely and excellent group of weather geeks. We have several Professional Meteorologists, Specialists, and Experts. We also have knowledge on Climate information, Historical Research, Model Analysis, Radar Analysis/Storm Tracking, and even a few Storm Chasers.

      If things did change here, and everyone can play nice keeping things strictly weather related and respectful, I suppose there is always a chance down the road.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      And for the record, I don’t mind if others mention their Facebook groups here. For those of you that use FB, it’s pretty darn convenient to hold discussions on it compared to this one. I do myself. I don’t make any money off comments (or posts) here, so it’s not a business move to “keep you here”. If I have 10 comments on a post or 800, it’s the same. I run this blog to give viewers a bit more info than they would get otherwise. The addition of comments/discussion has always been a (very nice) side benefit. Plus, if it wasn’t for this initial start here, the other two groups probably wouldn’t exist since that’s how many of you got to know each other.

    • MasterNate says:

      FYI, I very much appreciate all that you have done and continue to do with this Mark. Every day I look foreword to reading everyone’s thoughts and localized conditions regarding weather and your expanded thoughts about the forecast here on the blog. Looking foreword to a wild winter, hopefully.

    • MasterNate says:

      And Rob, I have always looked foreword to your analysis on the models and appreciate the time you take to post them. Hope to see you back on the blog but I understand if you choose not to.

    • Thank you Mark for allowing us to mention the “Fox 12 Discussions” FB group on here. New members are always welcome to join 🙂

    • schmit44 says:

      Here is the link to “Fox 12 Blog Discussions” group which has been running since Mar 15 2011 with over 450 members and admins that don’t get drunk with power like some other groups we know of out there.

      I am cautiously optimistic this is the best wx group in the Portland area on Facebook.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/fox12.blog.discussions/

    • marinersfan85 says:

      I cautiously agree with you Brian. When the weather is slow, like it often is. Lots of times debates come about, about things of all sorts. Sports, politics. Whatever. It’s a good place too. I’ve met and made a few friends. We all get together and do stuff on the weekends. Just last Saturday a few of us explored Ape Caves. When it comes to weather related. The amount of tools at your fingertips is bottomless. Brian is a computer whiz and really makes it easy for people new to the meteorology world to learn and understand what’s being read on the models. Plus Mark frequents there.

    • LOL Brian’s reply is hilarious. I like the underlying witty comment addressed to me, which couldn’t be further from the actual truth.

      If you want a Weather Group without the nonsense, profanity, vulgarities, other B.S., and you seek a mature, professional atmosphere look no further than PDX WX Analysis.

      This is kind of cute, isn’t it? There is like some brewing battle of the facebook weather groups! only it isn’t.

      PDX WX Analysis
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/317802215013552/

      Okay, your turn.

    • “Drunk with power” LOL and the best of this is when you reply trying to deny you’re referring to me. Oh this place is just the best, isn’t it.

    • bgb41 says:

      Now now there is no need to get all angry again. We have seen this before numerous times where Mark makes you sit in a corner on mod because you cannot behave. You are going to be 42 yrs old this winter and its time to act like an adult. Oh and by the way I haven’t mentioned anyone’s name in any posts here. I suppose its the guilty party whom assumes comments are directed at them due to paranoia and then blows up accordingly on que. You will never change 🙂

    • Greg Carstens says:

      Rob

      You say your busy with your group yet you take time to degrade Brian’s group. I find that repulsive. No one has said anything about your group here being bad but yet with the little time you say you have, you seemed to have found time to talk Brian’s group down.

      Mark recognizes both groups and enough should be enough. You run your format and Brian runs his. No one is asking you to change how you run your group and no one can tell Brian how to run his. I for one know that as well as anyone.

      If you say your group is professional then please be that here and I am sure others will feel exactly the same.

    • Even better than I expected were both of your replies. It’s so funny how you take up for each other. lol

      “Talk Brian’s group down” well, true it would indeed be wrong of me if I were lying and making unjust statements, but profane vulgarities, immaturity, childish comments, that’s sadly the truth, said everyone. I also really like the “I’m angry and blowing up” routine by you guys. LOL I actually find this both amusing and pathetic. I think everyone does.

    • I will leave it right there, no point waste my time on either of you. BUT please continue the redundant routine of making yourselves look so wholesome, innocent, and great to everyone while trying to make me look like the bad guy.

      lol You guys should be comedians.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

    • Just a note to anyone that may wanna go to Brian’s group, I was harassed on there to no end had pictures of me photoshopped and defaced, nearly to the point of legal action. So don’t believe Brian and Greg. Thats all I’m going to say.

    • schmit44 says:

      Josh was removed from the group for being rude to other members and lashing out at people that didn’t agree with his wishcasting. Nothing like a 15 year old who knows everything lol

    • Greg Carstens says:

      The membership on Brian’s group is quite strong. The reason there is that ALL the people there have a pretty thick and tough skin and can take all the sarcastic banter that goes on there from time to time. If you don’t have that then you wont last very long in the group and even if you don’t have that in daily life then you find a lot of people telling you that you take life all the time way to seriously.

      For those here that don’t know. I got a second chance at life back in April 2012 when I had open heart surgery to replace a bad aortic valve that I had been living with since birth and it was time to replace that valve because my heart was wearing out and my surgeon told me that if I did not have it done sooner than later then I would probably have less than 5 years to live. There is nothing like having your back to the wall with something like that.

      It has been over a year now (17 months) since the surgery and the recovery afterward and I am sure glad it all got done now. Now that I got a chance to live a longer life, I think I am going to relax more now and let things not get to me even on the Internet. My first 49 years of life was around pretty strict living and it wont be that way anymore.

      Lets all party on because life is short. For some it could be shorter than for others. It would be awesome if I can make it another 50 years. I told my doctors before surgery simply “I can’t go now because I have lot more weather to watch around here.”

      🙂

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      So true, Greg. Takes too much energy/wasted time to get into the ridiculous back and forth one-upmanship game. Prefer to stay out of it unless a Troll shows up that decides to take up residence.
      Congrats on holding off the Grim Reaper, lets party on!

    • Seriously Brian? Let’s set the record straight. You couldn’t handle the fact that I called you out when you were just wrong. So you took to harassing me, photoshopping pictures of me and making things into a way bigger deal than they needed to be. And as far as the little “15 year old” comment? 18 and going to Portland State next spring. Nice try

    • marinersfan85 says:

      lololololol

    • bgb41 says:

      I remember when I was 15 years old like you Josh. Things will change the next 40 years or so and you will become a man. I thought I knew it all just like you do. I also ate lots of ice cream cones. I see we have more in common than I originally thought.

  25. marinersfan85 says:

    Good storm today. Hopefully it’s a “primer” for a stormier fall/winter.

  26. paulbeugene says:

    Still looking cool midweek…

    Suspect there will be too much cloudiness around Wednesday morning to allow temps to drop much.. low 40s in EUG, upper 40s PDX sounds good.
    Not entirely giving up on idea of frost for Thurs AM, just not drying out as much I would like…so am thinking mid 30s EUG/low 40s PDX.

    Friday morning looks cool also.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      I’m not seeing a huge change in the models. Methinks you’re just getting a little gun shy now that it’s getting closer.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Unbelievable that Mark doesn’t have a low below 47 on the 7-day. I think something at least below 45 would be reasonable Wed-Fri morning. That warm bias must really be taking hold. Maybe that’s the forecast for his retirement home down south.

    • I’ll be surprised to see any 30s in the Valley (maybe locations on the fringe like Sweet Home or Philomath). Just too much onshore flow. Fog?

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      Jesse, you can be SO clueless sometimes. I don’t work weekends (usually), so how is it my forecast? But, you are welcome to bitch about it after about 4pm today…then it’ll be mine.

    • Longview - 400 ft says:

      This is the one thing about this whole computer world I am beginning to dislike. Many sit in front of their screens and run their fingers with words they would never say in spoken words face to face. In the face to face world words are chosen more carefully with honor and respect when used verbally. Or could it be we have individuals who are not yet matured mentally?

      Weather related: started my first fire in the wood stove yesterday. How nice wood heat is, especially when the PUD bill comes.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Glad to hear that Mark. 🙂 I figured since you did a blog update you made the forecast. My apologies. 🙂

    • W7ENK says:

      I’m curious… how many times has Jesse challenged Mark’s forecast and actually been right?
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      hmmm… I’m not coming up with much.

      Nope, nothing at all, actually. *smh*

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Hahaah! Funny stuff, W7.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      I’ve actually beaten Mark a couple times in Brian Schmidt’s contests. Thanks for asking whine7. 🙂

    • marinersfan85 says:

      Who’s “whine7”? I don’t get it.

  27. 59 for a high in BG. Coldest since May 24th!

    • AdamInAumsville says:

      Ditto!

    • Punxsutawney aka HIOPHIL in Hillsboro says:

      My station’s high was 59.7 around 6pm, best wind gust 29, which is not bad at all from the SW in September.

      Today’s high is about the same as what my average low was for September a week ago. Rainfall not spectacular at .18″ but still adding to a well above normal September.

      Last year we were starting a stretch of 20 straight dry days today which included a few days with highs in the 80’s.

  28. Jeff Raetz says:

    3.80″ an hour right now at my place in oak grove!

  29. Jeff Raetz says:

    rain rate of 1.71″ right now here in oak grove – lost direct tv single. dont know why its taking 7 weeks to get comcast out here

  30. EY (Oak Grove) says:

    This is my trial run for the coming season. These are not professional in any way, shape or form and I want to emphasize that fact. These are merely fun little things I like to do after the brunt of a storm move through.

    09/22/2013 Storm Stats:
    Oregon: Peak Wind Gust – Direction
    Newport – 33 G51 @ 1:55pm – S 180
    North Bend – 22 G45 @ 2:15pm – SSW 202.5
    Astoria – 25 G40 @ 12:29pm – SW 225
    Salem – 24 G39 @ 11:56am – S 180
    Eugene – 26 G36 @ 12:54pm – SSW 202.5
    Portland – 22 G35 @ 12:53pm – S 180
    Corvallis – 24 G31 @ 12:15pm – S 180
    Hillsboro – 23 G31 @ 1:53pm – S 180
    McMinnville* – 16 G29 @ 12:53pm – S 180
    Scappoose – 7 G28 @ 11:53am – S 180

    Average: 22.2 G36.5 – SbW 189

    *: McMinnville had higher sustained winds and a peak gust nearly the same at 24 G28 @ 11:53am – S 180.

    Washington:
    Hoquiam – 26 G46 @ 11:53am – SSW 202.5
    Bellingham – 28 G43 @ 1:53pm – SE 135
    Everett – 25 G35 @ 10:53am – S 180
    Friday Harbor -23 G35 @ 11:53am – SE 135
    Quilliyute – 18 G35 @ 10:50am – SSW 202.5
    Olympia – 23 G33 @ 12:07pm – S 180
    Kelso/Longview -21 G29 @ 12:15pm – SSE 157.5
    Vancouver – 10 G26 @ 11:53pm – S 180
    Seattle – 16 G23 @ 3:53pm – SSW 202.5
    Shelton – 9 G20 @ 1:18pm – S 180

    Average: 19.9 G32.5 – S 127.5

  31. Alohabb says:

    Still real breezy and raining heavily over here.

  32. Jeff Raetz says:

    That was a decent event for the first day of fall.

    Max 25mph inside the dome at my place in oak grove with 0.18″ and counting – http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORMILWA11&day=22&year=2013&month=9

    Max 37mph outside the dome at my parents place in happy valley with 0.09″ and counting – http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORHAPPY4&day=22&year=2013&month=9

    • EY (Oak Grove) says:

      Yeah, I live in Oak Grove as well and we’re just getting smacked hard by the rain hammer at the time of this posting. Though the winds you’re getting seem somewhat low to me… In downtown Oak Grove the winds were hitting hard, though I live on a nice North/South oriented street, work on one too.

      Down this way, max gust seemed to be in the 30 – 35 range here with that orientation. Power bumped twice when the winds were REALLY gusting.

  33. Marcus the weather nut says:

    ******** The NWS in Portland has issued a winter storm warning for the coast range… north of Longview….the cascade foot hills and cascades…..south of wilsonville 🙂 this warning is in effect all fall and winter long********* sorry I was bored lol!!!

  34. archangelmichael2 says:

    Also the Euro weeklies are hinting towards a cold start to October!

    Snow from the other forum is all excited and back from the dead taking about the frost threat. I think it’s for either this week or next week. I am not exactly sure.

    • MasterNate says:

      From “PaulEugene” Quote from last thread yesterday, “Looking at models for the upcoming week, Wednesday and Thursday mornings look exceeding cool for this time of the year.

      The coldest example of a late September trough over NW USA with cold nighttime temps is 1972 September, when it got down to 26 degrees in Salem.

      500mb heights and 850mb temps do not quite approach the Sep 72 benchmark, but compare favorably with other examples in which temps in the Willamette Valley got down in the low 30s.

      That being said….

      F R O S T

      is likely Wednesday and Thursday mornings, with temps in EUG and SLE down to 31-34 range. PDX probably has chance even to break 40F.”

      We will see.

  35. archangelmichael2 says:

    Mark is underplaying the frost threat that the GFS models have been showing recently.

  36. W7ENK says:

    Honestly, I’ve kinda missed this weather…

  37. schmit44 says:

    I am staying indoors today.

  38. Steve in Beavercreek (1100') says:

    Thanks Mark. It’s been windy up here all morning. It just started to rain.

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