Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday morning update

Looks like most of the precipitation has shifted south towards Portland and southwest Washington---their turn.  The model predict that precipitation will move north later today, so if you are in Tacoma northward, NOW is good time to get outside.  Sunday looks better.


For those interested in the amounts of precipitation we have received, here is the 24 h amounts (ending 7 AM) from the cocorahs (volunteer) network.  You can see the band of high precipitation values (orange color) that stretched from Issaquah, through north Seattle, towards NW WA. 


Or if you prefer, the precipitation shown on the NWS site.


Correction:  there were some minor records broken yesterday.  NWS message this AM:

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.62 INCHES WAS SET AT SEATTLE-TACOMA WA
AIRPORT YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.46 SET IN 1993.

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT SEATTLE WA WFO...

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.91 INCHES WAS SET AT SEATTLE WA WFO
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.46 SET IN 2005.
 
For some reason this did not get to the national records site at NCDC. 

11 comments:

John McBride said...

My "trusty" rain gauge reveals that our back yard in Wedgwood (NE Seattle, on the shoulder of View Ridge) received 1.5 inches of rain since the start of the precipitation. Not a record but certainly a record for my back yard.

One wonders what the tops of the volcanoes look like this morning?

David B. said...

"No precipitation records were broken in the region."

The NWS begs to differ with that:


RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
128 AM PDT SAT JUN 23 2012

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT SEATTLE-TACOMA WA AIRPORT...

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.62 INCHES WAS SET AT SEATTLE-TACOMA WA
AIRPORT YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.46 SET IN 1993.

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT SEATTLE WA WFO...

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.91 INCHES WAS SET AT SEATTLE WA WFO
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.46 SET IN 2005.

dbostrom said...

John: My "trusty" rain gauge reveals that our back yard in Wedgwood (NE Seattle, on the shoulder of View Ridge) received 1.5 inches of rain since the start of the precipitation.

Mine concurs exactly, down in Meadowbrook. Earlier spell this month yielded 2.5". How about yours?

JordanP said...

Can hardly wait to see the analysis for today's (Saturday) weather. Looking at my home weather station, the temperature has dropped 7 degrees in the last two hours after a cold front moved through. Looking at the regional precipitation the front is dropping huge amounts of rain as it moves through.

We now have .31 inches here and look to report a bit more before the last of this pushes through in the next half hour or so.

Greg said...

Writing from Snoqualmie Pass. We experienced a short thunder and lightning episode between noon and 1 pm today. One bolt produced the loudest thunder I've heard in ten years. I'm guessing it hit about 500-700 feet away, judging by flash/thunder delay of about 500 ms.

Greg

Unknown said...

I am surprised there is no south winds with this unlike the wind in May that knocked out our power here in the outskirts of Silverton Oregon.

Unknown said...

I wonder when we will get our next south wind event officially.

larchitech said...

I did a 5+ (it was supposed to be 6.5 hours) hour bike in the rain today and sometimes it was raining hard. Not fun. I had to cut it short because I was soaked and getting really chilled. It felt more like March than June

Unknown said...

Cliff:

I'm 3 miles NNE of Monroe and we had an amazing line of thunderstorms come through here about 1:30... In a matter of less than 5 minutes, the wind kicked up, I lost power, the rain started falling so hard that I thought it was hail... and there was lightning and thunder. It was pretty intense for about 10-15 minutes... it rained has hard as I've ever seen it... very very cool storm!

Snoqualman said...

Just NE of North Bend, it was like a tropical rain front roaring in. In the space of about 90 seconds it went from nearly calm to wild wind and rain, complete with a wall of clouds advancing like a solid wall.

Never seen anything like it, at least around here.

sailj32 said...

We were not home in the afternoon but a neighbor reported a "tornado" (?) with loss of power and phone. When we returned home around 8pm, we found three trees across our driveway, twisted and broken, not uprooted. A pathway of crushed vegetation led back to another uprooted tree. Other than that very little debris on the ground. Power was out for about 3 hours and phone is still out after 18 hours.