Scappoose and northern Sauvie Island just got pounded with 11 lightning strikes the past hour as a strong thunderstorm moved through. Probably a bunch of hail too!
As expected, a real active midday today as the chilly upper level trough is moving overhead. We’re actually on the backside of it this afternoon so theoretically the action should die down. But we’re also headed into the peak heating of the day, so through 5-6pm just about anyone could sail hail or thunder. As of 2pm there haven’t been any other lightning strikes detected by the system we use (WSI).
Enjoy the rain and hope your garden gets a good soaking because I see little or no rain in the next 7-10 days. Here is the ECMWF meteogram showing the mild and dry weather after today, although I think it’s a little on the warm side for parts of next week.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen