A Real Soaker…For Some


I just got back from shopping at a very large boxy store (TONS of diaper wipes and toilet paper now) and all they were talking about was the changeable weather today.  As the one worker said…shorts one minute to umbrella and jacket the next.

The most intense storm of the day, at least according to the radar, belongs to a strong cell that moved southeast through Clark County.


Take a look at the radar image showing 66 dbZ echoes right over SR 503 in the Brush Prairie area…did it rain hard there???  I think so.


You can see how the heaviest rain avoided most of the official airport locations…Only Troutdale got close to 1/2″, although more is on the way there in the next 1/2 hour.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


7 Responses to A Real Soaker…For Some

  1. Kathleen Snyder says:

    No rain at all in the hills East of Amity. Diaper wipes? A new baby, Mark?

  2. Garron near Washington Square says:

    I missed out on all the excitement today, darn it! And, I notice the 80’s theme for the weekend has been cancelled, and a 70’s ish temp regime has replaced it! Time to break out the short shorts and bell bottoms…lol

  3. schmit44 says:

    What will June 2014 be like?

  4. Short time lapse of the storm this evening.

  5. 4.09″/hour rate here at 7:20 PM, no hail to my knowledge though. 0.63″ for the day.

    • Sifton says:

      Huh, surprised you didn’t get any. When that cell went through I never seen my cat jump & head for the back door in so fast! It was quite impressive how it was so calm & then WHAM!!

    • Russ (Tigard/Salem) says:

      Pretty exciting seeing some inflow scud at the start of that timelapse. Did you notice much rotation within the cell?

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