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(Oregon Live)   Portland cancels its Sunday Parkways activities this weekend because IT'S GONNA RAIN   (oregonlive.com ) divider line 38
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2013-09-27 03:15:52 PM  
 
2013-09-27 03:27:45 PM  
Thanks, Ollie!
 
2013-09-27 03:59:31 PM  
Yep, it's going to rain, and my wife and I are still attending the last weekend of the Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro. This is Oregon, for Pete's sake. It rains here, sometimes a lot. BFD.
 
2013-09-27 05:03:49 PM  
Being an ex-Portlander myself, I can say that rain has cancelled a number of outdoor events I wanted to attend. Of course Escape from New York pizza and Nick's Famous Coney Island chili dogs make up for it.

Damn. Now I'm hungry
 
2013-09-27 06:29:25 PM  
There are a lot of gay people in Portland.
 
2013-09-27 06:29:33 PM  
IT'S GONNA RAIN, IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN,  IT'S GONNA RAIN...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anXcSl5uFig
 
2013-09-27 06:30:06 PM  
From the National Weather Service (emphasis mine):

a series of potent early fall storms will impact the pacific northwest through this weekend... bringing a prolonged period of moderate to very heavy rains to the southwest washington and northwest oregon. two of these storms will also produce strong winds along the coast and locally inland as well. these are highly unusual storms for september and have the potential for producing record rains.

Anymore misleading and sensationalist headlines you want to sneak past the mods, subby?
 
2013-09-27 06:35:37 PM  
I live in Seattle and we were also told to batten down the hatches tomorrow for that huge system coming in. There's supposed to be minor flooding and high winds. We're staying inside by the fire. Normally we get light pissy rain in the PNW but this is supposed to be a few inches in 24 hours. Storm drains can't handle that much that fast so some roads are going to flood, also housing areas near rivers. I'm happy we live near the top of a high hill.
 
2013-09-27 06:39:29 PM  
C'mon people, think about it.

Who wants to smell wet hipster?

And don't get me started about the ancient hippies that infest the Saturday market.
 
2013-09-27 06:44:08 PM  
Dammit, you bastards didn't tell me how good Portlandia was.
 
2013-09-27 06:51:24 PM  
Unusually heavy rains for this time of year maybe - but it usually doesn't start "raining" until the end of October. Funny, rain doesn't stop the World Naked Bike Ride. Now that would be a travesty.
 
2013-09-27 06:53:13 PM  
That should wash off that salmon smell.
 
2013-09-27 06:53:46 PM  
 
2013-09-27 06:55:11 PM  
Hey! That link is NSFW - sorry.
 
2013-09-27 07:03:31 PM  
Got nuthin

blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
 
2013-09-27 07:03:34 PM  

Ficoce: Unusually heavy rains for this time of year maybe - but it usually doesn't start "raining" until the end of October. Funny, rain doesn't stop the World Naked Bike Ride. Now that would be a travesty.


Possibility for up to 4" is unusually heavy for all times of year.  Although we typically only see that kind of crazy downpour in February, and then it ends up with rivers overflowing their banks all over the place.

If the rains hit like they're threatening, my mom's place in Silverton is going to be surrounded by water.  Several areas around Beaverton and Hillsboro will badly flood as well.  They *just* fixed the drainage on my street (just did the last paving and striping two days ago), so we should be fine, but much of the outlying area is going to be underwater.

Last time we saw 4" in a day, I stupidly forded a creek in my car.  Came up to the hood, and I could feel the car being pushed by the current.  I was familiar with the road, the creek, the bridge, and for some stupid reason I thought the water was only six inches deep or so.  Turns out it was closer to 24"...

Remember: 4" of rain means 4" of water over *every square inch of ground*.  As that water runs off into drainage, inches become *feet* instantly.
 
2013-09-27 07:08:22 PM  
I lived in Vancouver, WA. I loved the weather there. I just hated getting on I-5 going into Portland on my motorcycle. That was a white-knuckle ride every damn time.
 
2013-09-27 07:19:10 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: This is why, submitter



From the NWS (who haven't yet discovered lower-case letters): THE SECOND POTENTIALLY EVEN STRONGER STORM IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SUNDAY AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS STORM WILL ALSO HAVE TROPICAL MOISTURE WITH IT AND MAY HAVE SOME OF THE REMNANT CIRCULATION OF THE FORMER TYPHOON IN IT.

Each updated forecast has been more severe than the previous one. At this rate, we may be looking at Columbus Day II: Blackout Boogaloo.
 
2013-09-27 07:37:54 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Bathia_Mapes: This is why, submitter


From the NWS (who haven't yet discovered lower-case letters): THE SECOND POTENTIALLY EVEN STRONGER STORM IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SUNDAY AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS STORM WILL ALSO HAVE TROPICAL MOISTURE WITH IT AND MAY HAVE SOME OF THE REMNANT CIRCULATION OF THE FORMER TYPHOON IN IT.

Each updated forecast has been more severe than the previous one. At this rate, we may be looking at Columbus Day II: Blackout Boogaloo.


I was 10 years old when the Columbus Day Storm hit the Eugene/Springfield area.
 
2013-09-27 08:01:31 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: common sense is an oxymoron: Bathia_Mapes: This is why, submitter


From the NWS (who haven't yet discovered lower-case letters): THE SECOND POTENTIALLY EVEN STRONGER STORM IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SUNDAY AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS STORM WILL ALSO HAVE TROPICAL MOISTURE WITH IT AND MAY HAVE SOME OF THE REMNANT CIRCULATION OF THE FORMER TYPHOON IN IT.

Each updated forecast has been more severe than the previous one. At this rate, we may be looking at Columbus Day II: Blackout Boogaloo.

I was 10 years old when the Columbus Day Storm hit the Eugene/Springfield area.



With the trees still in full leaf, even an ordinary winter storm will cause some real problems.

Gotta give props to AccuWeather, though. They predicted a month ago that the rainy season would start early.
 
2013-09-27 08:27:04 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Bathia_Mapes: common sense is an oxymoron: Bathia_Mapes: This is why, submitter


From the NWS (who haven't yet discovered lower-case letters): THE SECOND POTENTIALLY EVEN STRONGER STORM IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH SUNDAY AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS STORM WILL ALSO HAVE TROPICAL MOISTURE WITH IT AND MAY HAVE SOME OF THE REMNANT CIRCULATION OF THE FORMER TYPHOON IN IT.

Each updated forecast has been more severe than the previous one. At this rate, we may be looking at Columbus Day II: Blackout Boogaloo.

I was 10 years old when the Columbus Day Storm hit the Eugene/Springfield area.


With the trees still in full leaf, even an ordinary winter storm will cause some real problems.

Gotta give props to AccuWeather, though. They predicted a month ago that the rainy season would start early.


Yep to both.

Lotta trees in our apartment complex too (pine, oak & maple). Maintenance has been holding off cleaning out the gutters until most of the leaves are off the trees, but this storm may expedite that.
 
2013-09-27 09:01:51 PM  
They cancelled the big beach clean up too, for the first time ever.
Bummed - I was gonna hang out on my boat this weekend.
 
2013-09-27 09:12:42 PM  

BWeed6: They cancelled the big beach clean up too, for the first time ever.
Bummed - I was gonna hang out on my boat this weekend.


Not too surprising since the Oregon coast is not only expecting to get winds up to 70 mph, but there's also the possibility of flooding in areas along Hwy 101. Wouldn't be at all surprised if the Siuslaw River floods in the Mapleton/Cushman area. Did last year during a winter storm.

Also wouldn't be surprised if Reedsport gets some flooding as well. They tend to under such conditions.
 
2013-09-27 09:20:40 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: BWeed6: They cancelled the big beach clean up too, for the first time ever.
Bummed - I was gonna hang out on my boat this weekend.

Not too surprising since the Oregon coast is not only expecting to get winds up to 70 mph, but there's also the possibility of flooding in areas along Hwy 101. Wouldn't be at all surprised if the Siuslaw River floods in the Mapleton/Cushman area. Did last year during a winter storm.

Also wouldn't be surprised if Reedsport gets some flooding as well. They tend to under such conditions.


Yeah that kind of weather would put a bit of a damper on the turn out.
Got a buddy bringing his boat back from Astoria this weekend - he may end up having to stay in St Helens to weather the storm.
 
2013-09-27 09:33:26 PM  

BWeed6: Bathia_Mapes: BWeed6: They cancelled the big beach clean up too, for the first time ever.
Bummed - I was gonna hang out on my boat this weekend.

Not too surprising since the Oregon coast is not only expecting to get winds up to 70 mph, but there's also the possibility of flooding in areas along Hwy 101. Wouldn't be at all surprised if the Siuslaw River floods in the Mapleton/Cushman area. Did last year during a winter storm.

Also wouldn't be surprised if Reedsport gets some flooding as well. They tend to under such conditions.

Yeah that kind of weather would put a bit of a damper on the turn out.
Got a buddy bringing his boat back from Astoria this weekend - he may end up having to stay in St Helens to weather the storm.


Not great, but still better than weathering the storm in Boring.
 
2013-09-27 09:43:39 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: BWeed6: Bathia_Mapes: BWeed6: They cancelled the big beach clean up too, for the first time ever.
Bummed - I was gonna hang out on my boat this weekend.

Not too surprising since the Oregon coast is not only expecting to get winds up to 70 mph, but there's also the possibility of flooding in areas along Hwy 101. Wouldn't be at all surprised if the Siuslaw River floods in the Mapleton/Cushman area. Did last year during a winter storm.

Also wouldn't be surprised if Reedsport gets some flooding as well. They tend to under such conditions.

Yeah that kind of weather would put a bit of a damper on the turn out.
Got a buddy bringing his boat back from Astoria this weekend - he may end up having to stay in St Helens to weather the storm.

Not great, but still better than weathering the storm in Boring.


St H is a cool little town. There's a few nice bars and restaurants within a couple blocks of the docks. Plus there's this guy who thinks he's gonna spontaneously combust, so he walks around town and pours cups of water over his head all the time. Even in the rain.
So there's that to check out.
 
2013-09-27 09:53:52 PM  
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Thanks Ollie.
 
2013-09-27 09:56:13 PM  
Why do you park on a driveway and cancel on a parkways?
 
2013-09-27 10:13:54 PM  

Slam1263: C'mon people, think about it.

Who wants to smell wet hipster?

And don't get me started about the ancient hippies that infest the Saturday market.


I like the cut of your jib etc.
 
2013-09-27 11:32:11 PM  
Rain? In Portland?

YOU DON'T SAY!
 
2013-09-28 12:54:50 AM  

Kuroshin: Ficoce: Unusually heavy rains for this time of year maybe - but it usually doesn't start "raining" until the end of October. Funny, rain doesn't stop the World Naked Bike Ride. Now that would be a travesty.

Possibility for up to 4" is unusually heavy for all times of year.  Although we typically only see that kind of crazy downpour in February, and then it ends up with rivers overflowing their banks all over the place.

If the rains hit like they're threatening, my mom's place in Silverton is going to be surrounded by water.  Several areas around Beaverton and Hillsboro will badly flood as well.  They *just* fixed the drainage on my street (just did the last paving and striping two days ago), so we should be fine, but much of the outlying area is going to be underwater.

Last time we saw 4" in a day, I stupidly forded a creek in my car.  Came up to the hood, and I could feel the car being pushed by the current.  I was familiar with the road, the creek, the bridge, and for some stupid reason I thought the water was only six inches deep or so.  Turns out it was closer to 24"...

Remember: 4" of rain means 4" of water over *every square inch of ground*.  As that water runs off into drainage, inches become *feet* instantly.


I loved living in Hillsburrito, when I first blew into town, it had about 14k, and I think they were counting the squirrels.

I remember when the Tualatin at Jackson Bottoms was over Hwy 219, but I had to get home out by the Golf Course. Just aimed between the trees, and went for it.

Silver thaw of '90 I think, the former in-laws owned Burke's Heating right there between the tracks, and I had stop for whatever reason, and decided I didn't want to go around.

Might have been cheaper beer night at The Main Office, or Godfathers, or, well, alcohol was involved.

Damn, lots of Webfeet in this thread.
 
2013-09-28 02:34:10 AM  
It's Oregon. Sometimes it rains a little, sometimes it rains a lot, and every once in a great while you get this...

i.imwx.com

Which leads to this....
pubs.usgs.gov

Oh and this too...
upload.wikimedia.org

Happened again in 2007...
www.salem-news.com

For it is Oregon, for when our state rains, it can farkin pour!
 
2013-09-28 03:42:36 AM  

Nightshade50: It's Oregon. Sometimes it rains a little, sometimes it rains a lot, and every once in a great while you get this...

[i.imwx.com image 400x212]

Which leads to this....
[pubs.usgs.gov image 706x461]

Oh and this too...
[upload.wikimedia.org image 426x286]

Happened again in 2007...
[www.salem-news.com image 350x259]

For it is Oregon, for when our state rains, it can farkin pour!


Yep

columbian.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com
Dick Fithian makes his way through the Siuslaw River floodwater in Cushman, Ore., three miles East of Florence, Ore. Thursday morning Jan. 19, 2012. Fithian lives on on the other side of the flooding and was walking about a mile in waders to get picked up by his wife. They were planning to stay in Florence. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Kevin Clark)

The above was mentioned by me earlier in the thread (flooding of the Siuslaw River in the Mapleton/Cushman area). Much of the flooding was caused by a combination of melting snow and torrential downpours which resulted in the worst flooding the Willamette Valley had seen since 1996.
 
2013-09-28 11:33:14 AM  
Subby:

While there are tens of thousands of people on bikes at Sunday Parkways once a month from May to September my estimate of the number of Fark users who know what it is would be less than 1%.  I want to sincerely thank you for getting this green lit.   As they say in Hollywood, bad publicity is better than no publicity.

i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-28 12:25:02 PM  

Slam1263: Kuroshin: Ficoce: Unusually heavy rains for this time of year maybe - but it usually doesn't start "raining" until the end of October. Funny, rain doesn't stop the World Naked Bike Ride. Now that would be a travesty.

Possibility for up to 4" is unusually heavy for all times of year.  Although we typically only see that kind of crazy downpour in February, and then it ends up with rivers overflowing their banks all over the place.

If the rains hit like they're threatening, my mom's place in Silverton is going to be surrounded by water.  Several areas around Beaverton and Hillsboro will badly flood as well.  They *just* fixed the drainage on my street (just did the last paving and striping two days ago), so we should be fine, but much of the outlying area is going to be underwater.

Last time we saw 4" in a day, I stupidly forded a creek in my car.  Came up to the hood, and I could feel the car being pushed by the current.  I was familiar with the road, the creek, the bridge, and for some stupid reason I thought the water was only six inches deep or so.  Turns out it was closer to 24"...

Remember: 4" of rain means 4" of water over *every square inch of ground*.  As that water runs off into drainage, inches become *feet* instantly.

I loved living in Hillsburrito, when I first blew into town, it had about 14k, and I think they were counting the squirrels.

I remember when the Tualatin at Jackson Bottoms was over Hwy 219, but I had to get home out by the Golf Course. Just aimed between the trees, and went for it.

Silver thaw of '90 I think, the former in-laws owned Burke's Heating right there between the tracks, and I had stop for whatever reason, and decided I didn't want to go around.

Might have been cheaper beer night at The Main Office, or Godfathers, or, well, alcohol was involved.

Damn, lots of Webfeet in this thread.


We should be OK, for the most part. The bad issues come when there is a snow pack on the hills and these warm storms come through. Although all the neighborhoods built in the lowlands during the past few decades might experience some bad mojo. When you look to buy a new house in Oregon, you should think to yourself, "Hey, wonder why nobody ever built a house on this property during the last hundred years?"
 
2013-09-28 12:45:03 PM  
I'm finally not depressed!!! When it doesn't rain, I get reverse SAD.
 
2013-09-28 12:47:58 PM  

Combustion: I'm finally not depressed!!! When it doesn't rain, I get reverse SAD.


DAS?
 
2013-09-28 04:08:15 PM  
images.amcnetworks.com
 
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