Here are the final numbers from this evening’s deluge:
Notice the really heavy stuff (1.00″ or more) was centered along the west slope of the West Hills from Forest Heights down to Garden Home. That includes the western edge of Portland and eastern part of Beaverton. The highest total comes from a home weather station located just south of US 26 east of OR 217. That station recorded 2.05″ from 5:40pm to 6:40pm, plus or minus a few hundredths. That is officially a Gully-Washer, or at least that’s what I’ve decided. This is what you shouldn’t do…drive into a flooded area:
This was the result of a car driving through water under US26 on Baltic Avenue on the westside…
muddy water up above the doorline.
At 10pm the driver said the water was up to his knees!
There was another area of heavy showers on the east side of Vancouver and then up into Battle Ground. I saw some 1.00 to 1.50″ totals in isolated spots up there. But check out the official totals at the airport observing sites
Almost nothing (or nothing) fell in Scappoose, Hillsboro, Aurora, and Troutdale.
Back to regular showers the next few days, then warmer the early part of next week. Initial signs are a trough approaching as we head towards the 4th…
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen