Even Shorter 9pm Update

Cold front passing through metro area right now evidenced by line of intense rain on radar and pressure jump.

Peak gust at PDX at 8:20pm was 41 mph.  That might be the best we’ll get unless some random gust is higher in the next hour or two.

2nd storm will end up a little weaker that the first most likely

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

32 Responses to Even Shorter 9pm Update

  1. JJ78259 says:

    Fall weather has arrived in San Antonio 87 to 89 and sunny all week getting a little chilly out!

  2. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Looks like some Strays wandering about, partying in the poisonous tail I suppose.

  3. melissa says:

    i love this storm it is beauitful

  4. AdamInAumsville says:

    Well, have broken 8″ of rain for the month at my location. Insane for September.

  5. Rob - Southeast Portland says:

    My barometer bottomed out at 29.35 in, which was a record for September. A few things went wrong today. Pressure behind Saturday’s storm didn’t rebuild quickly enough over southern Oregon to lead to a stronger overall N-S gradient and better pressure rises, the wave developed too soon and too strongly outside of 130 W(A concern of mine I had mentioned), and the low tracked a bit further northwest of where it was modeled.

    Even with the strongest of model runs the OLM-EUG gradient never exceeded 12-14mb. Another problem the tightest gradient couplet was confined in very close proximity to the low center with a more relaxed, uniform isobar profile from Seattle south to Eugene.

    To think, it is only the end of September and we’ve seen High Winds in some locations and have shattered all-time rainfall records in others. It makes one ponder, just what does October – December hold? Buckle up. It could be a wild ride.

  6. BoringOregon says:

    So this was kind of a weather bust then huh, well had some wind gust out here but not much. And some power flash !???

  7. snodaze says:

    I thought there were only 2 storms I saw? — 1st post…. 2nd storm stronger…. 3rd post. not as strong as the first?….

    You’re sucha model rider MN…- best model rider ever…. but still a model rider… — GOLU sometime bro… 🙂 — I mean nothing by that of course — being the best in town – regardless.

    Then again… Maybe I need to brush up on my skills rather than just post useless banter + erroneous obs like some do…?

    I missed the duck game by 3 hours is all… — I’m not reading init. times off the data right or something. — freggin UTC time anyway. — everything should be based off PST? (shouldn’t it?) lol. — help if you have a simple tip and I’ll promise not to steal your chickens… 🙂

  8. MasterNate says:

    24 hr max gusts from reporting stations


  9. Considering what usually is happening this time of year, i.e. sunny and mid 70s, this storm will go down in history. You’ll be telling your grandchildren all about it…”why, I remember back in September 2013 when we had record breaking rains, winds howling, and the Seahawks winning all their games…..those were the days”.

  10. The winds may have been slightly weaker, but I’ve never recorded anywhere near 29.38″ on the barometer in September before!

  11. chiefWright (Marquam) says:

    Declaring fropa here at 2115 when bp jumped coincident with a squall line. Winds are still strong, but diminishing.

  12. Sifton says:

    Will someone go tell andre it’s now safe to come out of his high wind underground shelter now!!

  13. Jethro says:

    Adios, Franken-cyclone. Thank you for visiting us early this year! Please visit often this fall and winter, and tell your buddy Fog-version to take a hike! (and bring more pineapple next time)

  14. archangelmichael2 says:

    So in a non biased perspective was this storm a bust because there was so much hype or was it all just hype?

  15. Lurkyloo says:

    Meh. Less exciting than what we were looking for, but hey folks, it’s only a September storm — and a fine one at that! So, if this is a precursor to Winter, then I’m happy. I know, Pollyanna attitude … but it’s easier than griping. Now let’s look forward to the crisp, clear, breezy October days! PEACE ;)!

  16. marinersfan85 says:

    It was a good one in Sherwood. Had a gust of 47 with the fropa. 1.81″ of rain 1.68″ yesterday and 0.13″ on Friday. 3.62″ total.

  17. Taylor says:

    Lost power very briefly here in Clackamas literally it went off then came back on less than a minute later. Hoping it stays on though.

  18. W7ENK says:

    It’s officially over, folks.

    901 PM PDT SUN SEP 29 2013


    • kristin says:

      Well, the NWS may have “canceled” the “event,” but about 10 minutes ago, as I was finishing up a walk with my dog (9:30-ish p.m.) things went totally crazy pretty quickly. Things seemed to have calmed down, very little wind or rain at all, and then suddenly there was a massive downpour and the strongest wind I’ve seen all day. Back inside now but I can hear the wind howling, that is a first for today as well. (NE Portland/Rose City Park).

  19. Mark Nelsen says:

    Yesterday lasted longer up here, and a bit windier. Too bad the low was so far north.

  20. AdamInAumsville says:

    It was windy for longer yesterday, but I think this storm might be ever so slightly more intense. At least down here.

  21. AdamInAumsville says:

    Frontal passage now.

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