Jump to content

Welcome to our forums!

Sign In or Register to gain full access to our forums. By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by the Weather Forums! Please take the time to register and join our community. Feel free to post or start new topics on anything related to the weather or the climate.


Photo

Forecast for August 21, 2017

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply

#51
DareDuck

Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:52 PM

DareDuck

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 749 posts
  • LocationBend, OR

My sons say there are leaving here at 2:30 a.m. on Monday and heading to Madras via Yakima. I told them they might be watching a partial eclipse from the car.


My dad just did Renton-Yakima-Bend with little trouble. That's today though. Hopefully your sons don't have too much trouble.

Bend, OR

Elevation: 3550'

 

Snow History:

Nov: 1"

Dec: .5"

Jan: 1.9"

Feb: 12.7"

Mar: 1.0"

Total: 17.1"

 

2016/2017: 70"

2015/2016: 34"

Average: ~25"

 

2017/2018 Winter Temps

Lowest Min: 1F on 2/23

Lowest Max: 23F on 12/24, 2/22

Lows <32: 87

Highs <32: 13

 


#52
Jesse

Posted 18 August 2017 - 05:28 PM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22032 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')
Down near Madras currently. Camp spot set up. Left Portland around noon today and traffic was basically non-existent the whole drive. Could be a different story later this weekend and Monday of course.
  • Perturbance likes this

#53
Eujunga

Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

Eujunga

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 689 posts

I'm hoping it'll be like when the Olympics came to L.A. in 1984.  There were all these dire warnings of horrendous traffic -- one "expert" scientifically calculated that the average freeway speed would be 12 mph (which is actually around what it seems to be these days, LOL).

 

As it turned out, everyone was so terrified by the doomsayers' predictions that they stayed off the roads, and the traffic was the easiest I've ever seen it.  I remember getting from Downtown L.A. to Eastern Orange County on a Friday at 5 p.m. in about half an hour.  These days the same trip would take 2+ hours.


  • Black Hole, Perturbance and wx_statman like this

Tujunga, CA (15 miles N of Downtown L.A.) - Elev. 1,860 ft.

 

Eugene, OR (5 miles SSW) - Elev. 850 ft.


#54
TT-SEA

Posted 18 August 2017 - 08:49 PM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

Starting to think there might be areas of low clouds around on Monday morning... and those clouds are usually pretty stubborn until after 11 despite the WRF showing it clearing up sooner.  

 

The WRF also underestimates coverage.   There is a chance parts of the Seattle area and the Portland area down through Salem might miss the show main show between 10-11.  

 

intcld.63.0000.gif



#55
TT-SEA

Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:27 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

The 00Z ECMWF is perfectly clear for the entire state of Oregon at 11 a.m. on Monday...

 

ecmwf_tcloud_washington_12.png


  • Perturbance likes this

#56
Chris

Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:29 AM

Chris

    Community Mod

  • Admin
  • 1173 posts
  • LocationOregon Coast Range 1000'
Not many people at Mt Vernon yet. Traffic was a breeze. We went through Condon and fossil.

#57
Deweydog

Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:35 PM

Deweydog

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15462 posts
  • LocationHockinson, WA
We had to stop for multiple traffic lights heading into Portland this morning.

#eclipseapocalypse
  • Perturbance and Kayla like this

All roads lead to Walgreens.  


#58
TT-SEA

Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:38 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

Is there any smoke in the Madras area?   



#59
Jesse

Posted 20 August 2017 - 09:45 AM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22032 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')

Is there any smoke in the Madras area?


Just along the horizon, near the Cascades. Clear skies everywhere else. Just some wispy, scattered high clouds today.

#60
TT-SEA

Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:04 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

The new 12Z ECMWF for tomorrow morning at 11 a.m.

 

I see they added the eclipse path as well.   :)

 

ecmwf_tcloud_nw_6.png


  • iFred, Perturbance and Kayla like this

#61
TT-SEA

Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:34 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

My sons ended up in Jefferson Oregon... looks like they have a perfect spot.   

 

20953393_1424725944262276_22834256581283


  • Front Ranger likes this

#62
iFred

Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

iFred

    The Weather Forums

  • (° ͟ʖ°)
  • 2351 posts
  • LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania.

Watching the Everett Tweaker stream and the WSJ stream, looks like most of the PacNW made it off with decent skies.

 

In Philly we have haze from humidity.



#63
TT-SEA

Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:39 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

This is really cool... watch the visible satellite loop and you can see it getting darker across the entire PNW...

 

http://weather.cod.e...rthwest-02-48-0

 

Also... the low clouds have dissolved and even most of the Oregon coast is getting a good view.  


  • iFred likes this

#64
TT-SEA

Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:33 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

A spot of nighttime passing through Oregon on the satellite...

 

eclipse.png


  • Chris likes this

#65
TT-SEA

Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

SEA went from 65 at 10 a.m. to 62 at 11 a.m. and then 73 at noon.   

 

The effect of the eclipse was pretty evident there.  



#66
wx_statman

Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:05 PM

wx_statman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4478 posts
  • LocationPortland, OR

I ended up watching the eclipse just north of the US 97/197 junction. Traffic heading down wasn't bad at all. Left Washougal at 6:30am and was on location by 9:30am. 



#67
BLI snowman

Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:47 PM

BLI snowman

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6656 posts
  • LocationRidgefield, WA

I ended up watching the eclipse just north of the US 97/197 junction. Traffic heading down wasn't bad at all. Left Washougal at 6:30am and was on location by 9:30am. 

 

Are you living out there now?



#68
wx_statman

Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:56 PM

wx_statman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4478 posts
  • LocationPortland, OR

Are you living out there now?

 

Nah, my mom is. She moved in with her boyfriend about 5 miles up the Washougal River. 

 

I joined them for the trip out to central OR. 



#69
BLI snowman

Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:15 PM

BLI snowman

    Special Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6656 posts
  • LocationRidgefield, WA

Nah, my mom is. She moved in with her boyfriend about 5 miles up the Washougal River. 

 

I joined them for the trip out to central OR. 

 

Gotcha. That's an awesome area.



#70
Jesse

Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:47 PM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22032 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')

I ended up watching the eclipse just north of the US 97/197 junction. Traffic heading down wasn't bad at all. Left Washougal at 6:30am and was on location by 9:30am.


Was it near Criterion Summit? We passed over that on the way home this evening. Awesome view.

#71
wx_statman

Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:53 PM

wx_statman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4478 posts
  • LocationPortland, OR

Gotcha. That's an awesome area.

 

It is. Scenery, year round fishing, and some nice cold air damming during the winter. 



#72
wx_statman

Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:54 PM

wx_statman

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4478 posts
  • LocationPortland, OR

Was it near Criterion Summit? We passed over that on the way home this evening. Awesome view.

 

Just south of there. Great 360 degree view in that area. 


  • Jesse likes this

#73
Front Ranger

Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:09 AM

Front Ranger

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13737 posts
  • LocationWestminster, CO

We ended up watching the eclipse just southwest of Casper, WY, near the middle of the path. Awesome experience.

 

No weather issues, and only minor traffic...that concern was definitely overplayed here as well, although I understand there were some traffic jams on Sunday night/Monday morning between Denver and Casper.


Cool anomalies soothe the soul.


#74
TT-SEA

Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:28 AM

TT-SEA

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 30218 posts
  • LocationNorth Bend WA

Here is a video that my son took in Jefferson Oregon yesterday right after totality started... I don't think they were prepared for how fast it happens.  :)

 

https://vimeo.com/230626536



#75
Black Hole

Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:02 AM

Black Hole

    Daily Contributor

  • Admin
  • 1462 posts
  • LocationBountiful, Ut 84010 ~4575ft

It was a good show in Idaho falls where I stayed. The traffic was so amazingly bad after though. It took 3 hours to drive up, 7.5 to drive back, and that was with avoiding major roads where it would have been worse. 


  • Jesse likes this

BS Atmospheric Science University of Utah May 2015

PhD Candidate Atmospheric Sciences

 

--Emphasis on: Forecasting, Mountain Weather, Numerical Weather Prediction, Data Assimilation

 

Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6"

Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5"

Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5"

Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2"

April 12: 1", 17: 1.3"

Total: 69.3"

 

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14)

Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16)

Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5) 

Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5)

Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5)

Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8)

May 17: 1" (1)
Total: 96.3"

Lowest Temp: 2F


#76
DareDuck

Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:20 AM

DareDuck

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 749 posts
  • LocationBend, OR

Here is a video that my son took in Jefferson Oregon yesterday right after totality started... I don't think they were prepared for how fast it happens. :)


The sounds everyone made really added to the atmosphere. We were with about 150 or so people. Perfect crowd size in my opinion.
  • TT-SEA likes this

Bend, OR

Elevation: 3550'

 

Snow History:

Nov: 1"

Dec: .5"

Jan: 1.9"

Feb: 12.7"

Mar: 1.0"

Total: 17.1"

 

2016/2017: 70"

2015/2016: 34"

Average: ~25"

 

2017/2018 Winter Temps

Lowest Min: 1F on 2/23

Lowest Max: 23F on 12/24, 2/22

Lows <32: 87

Highs <32: 13

 


#77
DareDuck

Posted 22 August 2017 - 07:48 PM

DareDuck

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 749 posts
  • LocationBend, OR

Not many people at Mt Vernon yet. Traffic was a breeze. We went through Condon and fossil.


Where exactly did you end up watching the eclipse?

Bend, OR

Elevation: 3550'

 

Snow History:

Nov: 1"

Dec: .5"

Jan: 1.9"

Feb: 12.7"

Mar: 1.0"

Total: 17.1"

 

2016/2017: 70"

2015/2016: 34"

Average: ~25"

 

2017/2018 Winter Temps

Lowest Min: 1F on 2/23

Lowest Max: 23F on 12/24, 2/22

Lows <32: 87

Highs <32: 13