Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion:
Thursday’s weather brought in the strongest winds and heaviest rains of November to date. Eugene picked up about a third of an inch of rain and saw winds gusting to 29 mph. The northwest corner of the state was hit much harder. Mary’s Peak had a wind gust of 61 mph and the Washington Coast saw winds to 70 mph. Many locations in the Oregon Coast Range picked up over an inch of rainfall.
The most damage was reported in Dallas, just west of Salem in Polk County. This photo was taken by the National Weather Service who surveyed the damage to this barn. They determined it was likely straight line winds of 70 mph that caused the damage. There were also numerous power outages from downed power lines.
This storm is now long gone and we’re entering into a period of fairly quiet weather. With on-shore flow continuing today we’ll continue to see the possibility for an isolated shower popping up. More sun breaks will move in for this afternoon. Highs will stay in the mid 50s.
A very weak cold front will slide through western Oregon Saturday. The coast may see just a few quick showers from this and some very light rain is possible early in the day for the southern Willamette Valley, otherwise it’s back to dry weather for the afternoon.
Sunday and Monday will stay dry and partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s. The next storm doesn’t roll in until Tuesday for another round of showers.
Have a great weekend!
~Meteorologist Melissa Frey
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