2.00″ In One Hour! Flooding Rain, but No Thunder This Evening

Here are the final numbers from this evening’s deluge:

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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:

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This was the result of a car driving through water under US26 on Baltic Avenue on the westside…

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muddy water up above the doorline.

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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

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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

32 Responses to 2.00″ In One Hour! Flooding Rain, but No Thunder This Evening

  1. schmit44 says:

    6/29/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:88 at DW9562 Wolf Cr.(1470 ft)
    Low: 63 at HEPP(311 ft) & ECHO(683 ft) & JUNIPR(359 ft) & RUFUS(185 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:49 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 27 at DIMLKE (4726 ft ) & KIRK (4519 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 52 degrees
    MAZAMA (80/28 ) (4596 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.20″ at MT HOOD TEST SIT(5400ft)
    0.16″ at LOG CREEK(2800ft)
    0.15″ at Portland Interna(20ft)
    0.14″ at PACCTY-2 Pacific(28ft)

  2. WEATHERDAN says:

    Still cloudy but up to 73 at 3:00 PM. Should hit about 76 for the day. Then a long stretch of warm dry weather to follow. Might see some TRW action on Wednesday which is ok with me though I do worry forest fires, The last 6 nights have all been between 58 and 60. This is quite warm for June. Looks like another warm Summer on tap for Salem. Here’s to a happy Independence to one and all. Peace.

  3. Garron near Washington Square says:

    Stray albino donkey patrol alert for Southwesterly flow on Wed. Gonna need some weather wranglers’ to lasso a few strays off the Cascade crest into the valley, who’s with me?

    MODELS ARE HINTING AT A THREAT FOR ELEVATED
    CONVECTION OVER THE LANE COUNTY CASCADES LATE TUESDAY AS SW UPPER
    LEVEL FLOW DEVELOPS. LIFTED INDEX VALUES NEAR NEG 2 MAY POSSIBLY
    SPREAD ALONG THE NW CASCADE CREST BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS ONSHORE
    FLOW PUSHES AN INFLUX OF MARINE AIR INTO THE FORECAST AREA.

  4. schmit44 says:

    6/28/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:84 at EW4806 Grants Pa( 942 ft) & MERLIN SEED ORCH(1144 ft)
    Low: 62 at John Day River B(305 ft) & Celilo, East of(225 ft) & RUFUS(185 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:42 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft) & MT. HOWARD(7910 ft)
    Low: 25 at DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 44 degrees
    MAZAMA (73/29 ) (4596 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.60″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    0.51″ at Brookings Airpor(459ft)
    0.44″ at KD7SYS-1 Dallas(413ft)
    0.42″ at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160ft)

  5. Boydo3 N. Albany says:

    REAL summer starts on July 5th. Mark it down.

  6. JERAT416 says:

    Yeah…….rainy on the 4th. It is not allowed to get above 80 on Tuesday. It’s gonna be cool with drizzle I’m sure.

  7. Andrew (1600 near Silver Falls) says:

    My 3-day rainfall total ended up being 1.83″ so I just bumped over the 3″ mark for June. About at the historical average for June at this location, but definitely still the driest of my 3 June’s up here.

    Looks like a nice 1 day heatwave coming up next week!

  8. schmit44 says:

    6/27/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:81 at Weatherby Rest A(2390 ft) & Medford Viaduct(1360 ft) & LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)
    Low: 65 at LAKE OWHEE AND O(2400 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:40 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft) & Timberline Lodge(7001 ft)
    Low: 37 at CRAZYMAN FLAT (6100 ft ) & Timberline Lodge (7001 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 30 degrees
    Lakeview, Lake C (75/45 ) (4734 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    2.20″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    2.04″ at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160ft)
    1.98″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)
    1.57″ at TILLAMOOK(11ft)
    1.48″ at LOG CREEK(2800ft)
    1.48″ at CEDAR(2220ft)

  9. Jason Hougak says:

    Climate prediction center has added NW corner of Oregon into drought development likely. Only NE corner, Wallows county is excluded from any color on the map…? Last year in the eagle caps it was very dry there.
    Goes to show ya this bout of rain does little to affect the overall drought situation.

  10. Jason Hougak says:

    Love it… Love it… Love it
    This can continue into fall and then turn on the snow!

  11. WEATHERDAN says:

    Got .31 rain overnight. .34 since Monday. I stated that Salem would get up to about .33 of an inch this week and I was very close. Now comes a nice warming and drying trend that puts us back into the 80,s by Monday. Except for sow low clouds on some days the next two weeks look dry and mild with highs from 76-86 and lows in the 50,s. Just about perfect. Peace.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Perfect in my eyes would be some t-storms on those 90 degree days. Then it would be perfect. Oh ya and a record breaking heat day down at the lake with some jet skis. I’m out. Peace

  12. schmit44 says:

    6/26/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:81 at JOHN DAY RIVER A( 400 ft) & DW0462 Umatilla(390 ft)
    Low: 70 at HEPP(311 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:43 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft) & Rim(7050 ft)
    Low: 39 at Timberline Lodge (7001 ft ) & Rim (7050 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 25 degrees
    NORTH FORK MALHE (78/53 ) (3270 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.55″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)
    1.30″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    1.10″ at HOLLAND MEADOWS(4900ft)
    1.03″ at CW9027 Ukiah(3415ft)
    1.01″ at EW4856 Brookings(1365ft)
    1.00″ at SOUTH FORK BULL(2630ft)
    0.96″ at EDEN(4200ft)
    0.92″ at CW4896 Waltervil(574ft)

  13. 1.21″ for me from this storm! Great soaking for the garden.

  14. MasterNate says:

    Looks as if the models have a trough sitting right overhead on the 4th. Back and forth. Hopefully not to wet.

  15. WEATHERDAN says:

    Just .03 of rain since Monday in Salem. Just .32 for the month of June. Probably another .1 to .15 on Friday and then dry. While no hot weather occurred in Salem in June it was a very warm dry month. As for the the weather models that predicted .87 for Portland this week it looks like anywhere from a trace to over two inches fell. So whether or not the models were right depended on your neighborhood. Peace.

    • dharmabum says:

      Rained most of the night here near Barton with .62″ of rain overnight. and 2.55″ for June so far. I know that very soon all this rain will be a distant memory, and dragging hoses will get old soon!

  16. Dave in South Salem (500') says:

    Up to 0.01 inch for this event.

  17. I was driving from Beaverton to PCC (near OMSI) between 6-6:20pm. When I left at 6pm, it was raining, but not so hard. I saw that 217N was slow (and I was running late), so I decided to take Canyon Rd instead. By the time I got to the slope it was raining so hard, that I had to slow down; it felt like driving in snow. I have never seen rain like that. After seeing these pictures, I see that I was in the area of the heaviest rain. It is good that I didn’t take 217; I got to my class on time.

  18. oldwxwatcher says:

    Only a trace here in east Portland yesterday (sidewalks never got wet) and then 0.51″ in a brief but heavy shower at 4 AM today.

    • pappoose in scappoose says:

      Sidewalk got wet here, but dried quickly yesterday.
      Light rain this AM.

  19. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Watch for Strays today!

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    336 AM PDT THU JUN 26 2014

    IN THIS SATURATED AND NEUTRALLY STABLE TO CONDITIONALLY UNSTABLE AIR MASS IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH OF A TRIGGER TO SET OFF CONVECTION. SIMPLE
    SURFACE CONVERGENCE CAN SET OFF ENOUGH LIFT TO PRODUCE HEAVY SHOWERS…AS HAS BEEN THE CASE OVERNIGHT IN WESTERN WASHINGTON COUNTY
    AND SE PORTIONS OF CLARK COUNTY. THESE SHOWERS ARE MOVING VERY LITTLE…AND THUS PRODUCING LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH. ANY SIGNIFICANT WARMING AT THE SURFACE AS THE DAY PROGRESSES
    WILL LIKELY TRIGGER MORE SHOWER ACTIVITY…SO KEPT SCT TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS IN THE FORECAST THROUGH THE DAY. WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF YET AGAIN ONE OR TWO SHOWERS BECOME STRONG ENOUGH TO SUPPORT A STRAY CLAP

  20. Andrew (1600 near Silver Falls) says:

    Looks like about 0.25″ of rain fell here overnight, some light rain still falling. Amazing to see Corvallis with almost 2″ yesterday too. Some heavy rainfall totals for June!

  21. schmit44 says:

    6/25/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:84 at DW7237 Pendleton(1145 ft)
    Low: 67 at Rye Valley(I-84(2230 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:49 at Rim(7050 ft) & Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 36 at CRANE PRAIRIE (5500 ft ) & DIMLKE (4726 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 34 degrees
    EW3973 Elgin (80/46 ) (3087 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    2.54″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)
    2.29″ at EW2024 Portland(312ft)
    2.07″ at EW4806 Grants Pa(942ft)
    1.96″ at Corvallis Munici(246ft)
    1.73″ at EW4856 Brookings(1365ft)
    1.72″ at BROOKINGS(79ft)
    1.64″ at Brookings Airpor(459ft)
    1.26″ at QUAIL PRAIRIE LO(3183ft)

  22. schmit44 says:

    Just 0.05″ rain fell today at Battle Ground Lake. The sensor 3.0 miles to the southwest of me reported 1.44″

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