Funnel Cloud Pictures

We’ve received two different reports of funnel clouds this afternoon. From Albany and North Plains. You may remember from last spring that these are somewhat common when we have a cool and showery air mass. And that’s what we have today. No other thoughts for now since I’m sitting in a parking lot.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

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51 Responses to Funnel Cloud Pictures

  1. Marcus the weather nut says:

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/MT8_Portland_Oregon_USA_ens.png………..wow lots of moisture!!!!!!

  2. paulbeugene says:

    Looks like models are shifting the greatest precipitation S over Oregon….EUG and SLE may score 3-4 inches of rain by Monday. The atmospheric river should stay N of Eugene until after the Duck football game.
    Given that it is 50F right now, with 10 hours of cooling left…could manage to get down to around 40F tonight here in EUG…if no fog maybe 37-40F

  3. Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

    Mark’s latest RPM looks juicy!

  4. jason says:

    Can someone tell me the name of the discussion group on Facebook ..please..can’t find the one I used to belong to..thanks!

  5. IceCold says:

    What time is the rain supposed to start tomorrow?

    • alohabb says:

      Always use the GOLU model…never fails!!!

    • Paul D says:

      The rain is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to 🙂

    • JJ78259 says:

      Matt says 10 am tomorrow he said the typhoon hose will start up with 4 inches of warm rain under the dome. Down here in San Antonio 83 degrees at 10:30 pm with light winds maybe some thunder storms this weekend. Low 90s all next week

  6. ocpaul says:

    8 inches of snow at Timberline (already melted). The First; Fake, False, Faux start of mountain snowpack. At least the fakeness is starting early this year.

  7. Paul D says:

    Looks like the rain has moved in earlier than anticipated. It’s coming down now in Hillsboro.

    • Jesse-Stevenson says:

      Those are actually pop-up showers convective associated with cold air aloft. The stratiform rain associated with tomorrow’s system won’t be arriving for another 24 hours.

    • W7ENK says:

      Regardless, there is water falling from the sky, unexpectedly I might add. I hope those cold aloft air pop-up shower convectives dont grow and become a problem for my ride home. 😉

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      5 N into downtown is looking quite a bit more problematic than normal. Looking forward to the impending soggy Septmeber of doom weekend.

  8. JJ 78259 says:

    I think W7ENK called it earlier a wet May and now a super wet September “bookends” to summer in Portland I think he nailed it!

  9. W7ENK says:

    WINDY AND VERY WET WARNING
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    208 PM PDT THU SEP 26 2013

    http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/12473803

  10. WEATHERDAN says:

    From Steve Pierce earlier today.

    Portland, Oregon (September 26th 2013) – “Confidence is increasing this morning for a potentially significant rainfall event this weekend across NW Oregon and SW Washington. A strong September jet stream will consolidate across the Pacific Ocean and aim its energy at the Pacific Northwest beginning Friday night and lasting through the weekend. This is fairly significant by September standards and would be something we would expect to see later in the fall or winter months. The most significant of these systems will arrive Saturday night. Remnants of a tropical typhoon will be entrained into the jet stream which will help add to the precipitation rates across the region. Latest model data out this morning shows the continued trend for potentially significant rainfall amounts across the central and northern Oregon coast, the coast range mountains, the northern Oregon Cascades and interior valley locations of NW Oregon and SW Washington as the system stalls over these areas Saturday night. If model trend data verifies, there is the potential for 72 hour rainfall amounts to exceed 6″ in the mountains and nearing 3″ in the valleys come Monday morning. This comes on the heels of a very wet September already. The Portland International Airport has received 2.24″ of rainfall to date which is more than 1″ above average for September. The wettest September on record at the airport was in 1986 when 4.30″ of precipitation fell. Period of record is 1940-Current. If model forecasts are correct, Portland may challenge the top spot by the end of the month which is Monday. The focus of this weekends system will be rainfall, and lots of it.”

    For a detailed look at predicted rainfall maps, please see my latest blog update at: http://blogs.columbian.com/weather/2013/09/26/significant-storm-weekend/ Peace.

  11. BoringOregon says:

    Mr, Nick Allard on kgw said this afternoon that we might get up to 6” of rain. And 9” of rain up in the mountains. And kind of cool, I don’t know if any body knows but I looked at A, storm chasers twitter account Named “Sean Casey” and he said this. “Embarking on a 2 week mushroom hunting trip solo through the Pacific Northwest. Pretty dang excited!”

  12. pappoose in scappoose says:

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    916 AM PDT THU SEP 26 2013

    THE NEXT SYSTEM BRINGS A PERIOD OF MODERATE RAIN
    ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND A GOOD PORTION OF NORTHWEST OREGON LATER FRIDAY AND REMAINS OVER THE AREA INTO SATURDAY. A PROLONGED
    MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EVENT WILL OCCUR SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE WELL INTO MONDAY.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/make_img.php?wfo=pqr&iname=Active_Screen1L&size=1&force=no

  13. paulbeugene says:

    June Lake may be the wet epicenter of the next five days.
    Cloud cover really did not help with my forecast of frost in Willamette Valley I made last week…
    Will be lucky if I see upper 30s tomorrow am

    • MasterNate says:

      Where is June Lake?

    • Jethro (Canby ~187') says:

      Based on model predictions, I would have to guess Lake June is in the Washington Cascades. (And google confirms — near Mt. St. Helens)

    • MasterNate says:

      Thanks, I tried to find it on Google earth but it only found one in California. I also would like some Indian Summer. I’m hoping this pineapple express sets up somewhere besides here. I have 7 acres of blue berries that I need to get in the ground by Oct 15th.

  14. W7ENK says:

    WINDY AND WET WATCH
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    514 AM PDT THU SEP 26 2013

    http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/12471607

  15. Dense fog visibility near zero should be a fun exciting commute today.

  16. schmit44 says:

    9/25/2013 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:70 at DW0462 Umatilla( 390 ft)
    Low: 54 at RUFUS(185 ft) & John Day River B(305 ft) & CW8449 Charlesto(322 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:28 at HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 25 at Rim (7050 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 28 degrees
    EW1140 Umatilla (70/42 ) (364 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.37″ at K7ZQU-7 Santiam(4790ft)
    1.30″ at SILVIES(6900ft)
    1.10″ at ANEROID LAKE #2(7300ft)
    1.08″ at CW2049 Imnaha(1978ft)

  17. paulbeugene says:

    Should be cool tonight but not expecting anything lower than 38-45 in Willamette Valley tonight…too much moisture around. Clearing skies progressing north to south this evening but don’t think that will be enough. Olympia’s coldest night tonight.

    Friday morning, clouds will already be overspreading the N Willamette valley by 5-8am, so not expecting temps to bottom out up there but should still be relatively clear S of Salem. Maybe GFS MOS is right and Friday morning will be the coldest of the week..perhaps down to 35 in EUG/CVO etc.

    5 day precip totals in Willamette Valley probably ranging from 1.5in in Eugene to 2.5 inches around PDX…nothing floodworthy.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      What u really need is the atmosphere to dru out. Then temps may drop. Until then hold on toburb40’s.

  18. alohabb says:

    I would have been more excited if it were funnel cake..lol

  19. Jenny says:

    I saw it from North Plains.

  20. BoringOregon says:

    Wow, nice pics! Just wondering I just heard the guy off the weather channel say we my get close to a foot of rain this week??

  21. vinnybob says:

    WOW! Mark sure butchered… I mean changed the 7 day. Had to say it….Sorry.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
      240 PM PDT WED SEP 25 2013

      THERE IS NOT MUCH OF A BREAK IN THE WET PATTERN WITH THE MODELS SHOWING A FAST MOVING UPPER SHORT WAVE BRINGING ANOTHER SHOT OF RAIN
      LATER FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING. A THIRD AND STRONGER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BE APPROACH THE COAST IN THE AFTERNOON AND MOVE ONSHORE SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS LAST SYSTEM LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BRING AT LEAST ADVISORY STRENGTH WINDS TO THE COAST AND NORTHWEST INTERIOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON OR SATURDAY NIGHT. SCHNEIDER

    • Kent Estep says:

      I blame it all on the other night when he almost choked to death on the air. The lack of oxygen to his brain obviously impaired his forecasting abilities…

  22. Newbie says:

    I took a picture of it today as well!

  23. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Burrito wrapper.

  24. W7ENK says:

    Yup. Cool!

    FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED NEAR ALBANY
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    1259 PM PDT WED SEP 25 2013

    http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/12468499

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