A cold front is moving across the Willamette Valley, and behind it wind speeds have dropped off dramatically at the coastline. It was a pretty good storm for October out there, and at least the forecast wind speeds have verified for you folks.
Now here in the valley and metro area it’s a totally different story. The cold front moving across the region is giving us a brief burst of gusty wind, but below what we expected in most locations. Yes, pretty much our first metro area wind “forecast bust” of the season! I do see McMinnville hit 48 mph. Hillsboro & Forest Grove both hit 37 as that cold front passed through. Should have forecast 35-45 mph gusts instead of that 40-50 mph range!
Wind will remain breezy all the way through tomorrow and in the heavy downpours tomorrow a gust of 30-35 mph is always possible. Thunder is a possibility as well.
Today has been our wettest day since December 17th! Hope you enjoyed it.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen