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You’ll have to look carefully to find clouds today over northwest Oregon. The most prominent ones are on the coast, where north breezes are lifting moist marine air up and over the capes generating clouds that move little. #happylittleclouds
UPDATE: Things have slightly changed. Most of the rain will be concentrated along the coast & north of Corvallis. These graphics show the percent chance of rainfall accumulations from 11 PM today through 11PM Thursday. Find your local forecast @
These @OregonDOT web cams show wet roads at the Willamette Pass this evening from isolated thunderstorms. If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, stay clear of trees and away from large bodies of water. When thunder roars stay indoors. #orwx #lightningsafety
Thunderstorms are approaching Santiam Junction and Mt Jefferson. Expect showers to reach these areas soon, and maybe lightning, thunder, and small hail. Stay indoors or in a vehicle if a thunderstorm nears. #orwx
Roads are getting wet out there this morning! Remember: After a long dry stretch, roads can be extra slippery during the first #rain , largely due to oils and residue that have accumulated over the weeks of dry weather. Leave a little extra space. #pdxtraffic #orwx #wawx
With the rain this morning, we look back at how long it's been since the region has gotten measurable rainfall (more than a trace). 🌧️ For most locations away from the coast it's been at least 30 days! And nearly 50 days since the valley has seen a tenth of an inch! #orwx #wawx
Did you know, today, Aug 7, is #NationalLighthouseDay ? (Est by Congress in 1989) What are your favorite lighthouses along the OR or WA coast? It will be a nice weekend to check them out with temperatures warming up by Sunday! For more info:
Oregon is in the club of areas that don't see hurricanes or even the remnants of them that often. Now the US southeast does not have membership to that club. Check out NOAA's mid-season update to the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook!
Tonight might be a good night to see the #PerseidMeteorShower ! While we can't tell you IF you will see it, we can give you a sky forecast that may increase your chances. In general expect clear skies with a few clouds building in after midnight. The coast will likely be cloudy.
Very large seas are impacting the Oregon and Washington coastal waters. Seas of this magnitude only occur every couple of years, on average. High surf conditions will create extreme danger on beaches and coastal jetties through the rest of the day. #orwx #wawx
Storm team survey confirmed a tornado touched down in north Portland at 524 PM, with a track length of about 1 mile. Further details and an intensity determination will come later tonight.
Remember the 10 hr evening commute last winter? The timing of the snow moving in has us concerned it could happen again tomorrow evening. Snow may hold off until after the commute, but everyone should plan as if there will be snow covered roads by late tomorrow afternoon.