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Wx warning in the PNW

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by StihlHead, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Rains are coming hard and early here this year. This from the NWS:

    ...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVER NORTHWEST OREGON AND
    SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY.
    A DEEP UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFFSHORE WILL SLOWLY MOVE
    THROUGH THE AREA OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. EXPECT ANOTHER ROUND OF
    LOCALIZED OVERNIGHT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT. MORE
    WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY BECOMES POSSIBLE AS
    THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES INLAND ON THURSDAY.
    THE MOST LIKELY PERIOD OF HEAVIER SHOWERS LOOKS TO BE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
    INTO EARLY FRIDAY. THERE IS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHERE
    THE HEAVIEST RAIN MAY FALL. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT
    WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 0.25 TO 0.5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE
    NORTHWEST OREGON VALLEYS AND FOOTHILLS...WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS IN
    EXCESS OF 1 INCH IN ANY THUNDERSTORMS. UP TO 2 INCHES OR SLIGHTLY MORE COULD
    OCCUR IN THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON CASCADES...1.5 INCHES IN THE
    OREGON CASCADES. THE LIGHTEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED SOUTH AND WEST
    OF SALEM.
    EXCESSIVE RAINFALL RATES CAN OVERWHELM STORM DRAINAGE IN URBAN
    AREAS...LEADING TO URBAN FLOODING. THIS CAN ALSO RESULT IN
    FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS.

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  2. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    base of Mt. Rainier on the wet side, WA
    We had a nice flash flood/rain event one week ago as well. I love the heavy rainstorms. We get way tired of the 30 day drizzle events.
  3. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    Its drizzling here today. Classic PNW moisture event. I have the stove going with a small load of wood to take the chill off the house. The heavy rain right now is in a wide swath from Eugene to K-Falls. Supposed to blow over by Saturday and get hot and summery again next week.
  4. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    THE LIGHTEST AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED SOUTH AND WEST OF SALEM.

    Man, were they ever wrong! Salem and just southwest of there got absolutely hammered today. Salem had about 2 inches of rain, and some areas around it had up to 4 inches. We had much less rain father north and east. Washington state is getting hammered tonight, and the rain is supposed to drift back south here in a few more hours. I got maybe a half inch of rain here, mostly just drizzle and thunder.

    Some guy on a motorcycle got hit by lightning in Chehalis, WA today. He survived...
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    South Puget Sound, WA
    I could see by the radar that Salem was getting hammered. Around 6pm it was at the center of the low. We didn't get hit too bad here. So far we have about 1.5" over the last 24 hrs. The ground is very dry and the rivers are low so it should soak up well.
  6. StihlHead

    StihlHead Guest

    We got about an inch last nigh here, but the higher Cascades got a lot more rain and the rivers are running pretty high today. Lots of local flooding here on the news today.

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