Thunderstorms Thursday Evening

7pm Thursday…

Some action popped up the past hour or so on the far westside of the metro area.  Take a look…easily a couple hundred lightning strikes in extreme western Washington County the past hour or so.


Very heavy rain has fallen just west of Banks and just west of Gaston.


The outflow boundaries (cool air surging out the bottom of the storms) may fire up new storms much closer in to the city over the next hour or two.  Just 11 miles east at KPTV in Beaverton we still have a light east/southeast wind.

Keep a close eye on the radar!  Here’s the latest image:


33 Responses to Thunderstorms Thursday Evening

  1. WEATHERDAN says:

    TWC forecasts cool to cold Summer for most of the U.S this year. However the West coast is forecasted to have a hot Summer. Awesome. Peace.

  2. W7ENK says:

    Woke up to thunder just South of The Dome about 1:15am this morning. Saw a few flashes out my window, heard 5 or 6 distant rumbles, the second one boomed pretty loud, but only got 0.02″ of rain out of it.

    Close, but not quite! Yet again, maybe next time?

  3. Jason Hougak says:

    This rain is bringing much needed relief for the fire season, I hope it continues through summer.

    • High Desert Mat says:

      Actually rain this late in the season over here and in the cascades will worsen the fire season. Its going to create lots of extra fuels, shrubs and plants, for the upcoming dry hot summer. Just sayin.

  4. Quite a bit of rain up here last night. Probably about half an inch or so.

  5. Quite a bit of rain up here last night. Probably about half an inch or so.

  6. Joshua says:

    I haven’t seen one drop of rain this week downtown. Can we get rid of this humid crap please? 60 degree lows in May is disgusting.

  7. EY (Oak Grove) says:

    Between 1:15am and 1:40am no fewer than 8 lightning bolts were visible in Oak Grove.

  8. runrain says:

    Finally, some thunder and lightning in Happy Valley. Not a huge storm, and just to the south of us, but at least something.

  9. schmit44 says:

    5/21/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:85 at UMATILLA( 270 ft) & John Day River B(305 ft) & AC7WN Hermiston(497 ft)
    Low: 62 at John Day River B(305 ft) & BLALOK(277 ft) & RUFUS(185 ft) & ROWEWS(104 ft) & WYETH(102 ft) & BOARD(290 ft)

    High:43 at Rim(7050 ft)
    Low: 33 at CROW FLAT (5172 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 32 degrees
    PINEGROVE (83/51 ) (620 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.68″ at MUTTON MOUNTAIN(4011ft)
    1.44″ at TUMALO RIDGE(3945ft)
    1.32″ at SUMMER LAKE(5085ft)
    1.21″ at DW7631 Redmond(3025ft)
    1.21″ at SUGARLOAF(4328ft)
    1.20″ at SADDLE MOUNTAIN(3110ft)
    1.14″ at Redmond, Roberts(3077ft)
    1.10″ at MCKENZIE(4770ft)
    1.03″ at DW9680 Yamhill(4164ft)
    1.02″ at ROUND MOUNTAIN(5813ft)
    1.00″ at KING MOUNTAIN(4340ft)
    0.94″ at DW4118 Sandy(1250ft)

  10. Jason Hougak says:

    Have a river flowing down our path from horse barn to my shop, lightning and thunder, this is awesome! 👍👍

  11. Jason Hougak says:

    Loud booming thunder and the hardest rainfall I’ve experienced here in foothills above Sandy/ Estacada for over 1/2hr now, where’s the flash flood warning?

  12. Paul D says:

    Total bust in North Hillsboro. What a letdown.

  13. alohabb says:

    need to have flash flood warning in Aloha/Beaverton…this rain is SO heavy! All neighbors gutters are overflowing and street drain is clogged!

  14. Dringus says:

    Heard thunder and brief rain ~160th Beaverton

  15. Hal in Aims says:

    the dome is amazing…….

  16. Heavy rain and thunder on Chehalem Mt

  17. Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

    Hearing some distant thunder (from the Garden Home area).

  18. Paul D says:

    Thunder in Hillsboro, but still dry.

  19. Paul D says:

    Bring it!

    • Dave in SW PDX (235') says:

      Hillsboro looks like it’s about to get hammered from that cell to the NW… keep us posted.

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