3pm: Gust to 58 at Portland Airport

Quite a decent windstorm, especially considering the surface low pressure center isn’t very deep.  Definitely the windiest March day we’ve seen in at least 16 years.

Peak gusts as of 3pm:

It appears the storm has peaked south metro area and Salem.  The strongest gust at Salem was 2 hours ago…

Portland Airport: 58

Vancouver: 46

Hillsboro: 54

Troutdale: 48

McMinnville: 51

Salem and Aurora have seen winds decrease slightly from their peak in the previous post.


30 Responses to 3pm: Gust to 58 at Portland Airport

  1. BoringOregon says:

    How come we lose more trees in a South wind storm then a East wind storm?

    • High Desert Mat says:

      My guess would be the size of area being affected. For instance, in a south wind event the whole valley is affected and then some. Whereas in the east wind events, usually its just the west end of gorge and east metro in general. Not to mention that the trees getting hit by east winds are more used to it because we get blustery east winds numerous times a year and usually a south windstorm can disappear for years sometimes. Hope that helps ya

  2. Lauraholic says:

    Now back to our normal sunny weather. Yay! =)

  3. Jack in Corbett says:

    Weekend total rainfall here in Corbett – 3.19 inches

  4. W7ENK says:

    Recorded a wind gust of 58 mph at my place yesterday.

    Beware, the Ides of March!

    • W7ENK says:

      1.50″ Saturday 3/14
      1.75″ Sunday 3/15
      3.25″ Total

    • JJ78259 says:

      Great video Eric, I grew up in the house on the eastside corner of Home Ave and King Road. That was the Boros home that got hit been in it several times back in the 60’s when I was a kid. Wow it is amazing what tree can do!

    • W7ENK says:

      I bet you remember that spruce tree in the back yard, too? It’s not there any more, obviously! lol

    • BoringOregon says:

      Dang Crows, poor house :(.

  5. David B. says:

    Storm total from yesterday: 2.26″, weekend total 3.00″.

  6. schmit44 says:

    3/15/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:74 at CW3255 Dayville(2441 ft) & JOHN DAY RIVER N(3139 ft)
    Low: 55 at UMATILLA RIVER B(586 ft) & ECHO(683 ft)

    High:34 at Timberline Lodge(7001 ft) & Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft)
    Low: 25 at Mount Hood Meado (6601 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 30 degrees
    Rome (72/42) (4049 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    3.69″ at AA7OA Astoria(240ft)
    2.87″ at DW9126 Brightwoo(1336ft)
    2.58″ at EW4856 Brookings(1365ft)
    2.55″ at DW7930 Seaside(7ft)
    2.50″ at SADDLE MOUNTAIN(3250ft)
    2.50″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    2.48″ at HEBOWX Mt. Hebo(3160ft)
    2.38″ at DW6659 Colton(825ft)
    2.36″ at HORSE CREEK(3402ft)
    2.30″ at LITTLE MEADOWS(4000ft)
    2.23″ at DW5310 Happy Val(610ft)

  7. Jake-(Gresham) says:

    Wind was actually pretty distracting here. I was trying to watch a documentary on YouTube on African wildlife (here if you’re interested):

    And the darn house kept shaking. I haven’t seen the fir trees sway that much since last winter. O-o

  8. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    41 mph at my house in Battle Ground with some light roof damage.

    44 mph at my dad’s house in Minnehaha with lots of siding damage.

    Unmeasured winds at my sister ripped down her fence and toppled a tree.

    Also 1.01″ of rain following yesterday’s 1.42″.

  9. Paul D says:

    Wind gusts in Hillsboro higher than Troutdale? How often does that happen!

  10. MasterNate says:

    50 mph was tops for me near Molalla.

  11. David B. says:

    No wind up here to the north, but plenty of rain. 1.92″ today (and counting), .74″ yesterday, weekend total (so far): 2.66″. Probably won’t empty the gauge again until tomorrow morning.

    Guess that’s Mother Nature’s way of getting payback for four sunny weekends in a row.

  12. Sapo says:

    Wind is really strong…Just went on a long bike ride and it is ferocious.

  13. I just started a new job Last Tuesday working for a tree Service. Might e busy tomorrow. Fun stuff!!

  14. Lee says:

    been houses slightly damaged .
    Ground peak gust 21 MPH

    Barometer 2938 and still falling!

    Heavy rains just started again LOL


    Has any one lost power yet?

    • Wendy-Silverlake, Wa says:

      Lost power for a little bit, but back on. A tree came down and a little of the greenhouse came apart. Yard looks like a war zone. Raining buckets at the moment, but looks short lived on the radar.

    • Lee says:

      We didn’t lose power but our green houses…I don’t know.
      plants got dumped I was able to rescue a few.

      it’s not that they came apart, it is just that they are so..flexible that the move around and dump the plants.

      I had a feeling I should have removed them from the shelves but…one lives and one learns.

    • Lurkyloo says:

      Yep, out for about 2 hours near Rocky Butte. Got all of our power outage “stuff” together, and sure enough it came back on about 5 minutes ago. Wasn’t expecting that wind — it was kinda crazy for a bit.

  15. paulbeugene says:

    So hard to get snow in the mountains this winter but so easy to get decent gusts in the Willamette Valley. What’s next on the menu?

  16. So similar to last Dec 11th

    • Actually, not too bad for this season. Two storms that reached HWW criteria at the airport. Been a while since that’s happened. I can recall 1962-63.

    • Lee says:

      That was a rad before I was born.
      But I remember some really bad ones in the 80’s and some around 76 or 77.. or some where between there and the 80’s

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