Thunderstorms move through the Northwest


Thunderstorms in northern Oregon and southern Washington brought hail, lightning, and more

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thunderstorms moved into the Portland metro area Saturday afternoon, bringing heavy rains, strong winds, and in some cases, hail.

KOIN 6 Weather Radar, September 28, 2019

These storms are expected to stay east of the Interstate-5, but a few cells could move west toward Beaverton.

Stray thunderstorms will also be active up and down the Willamette Valley.


In areas west of Corvallis, lightning struck.

The active weather was enough to delay the Oregon State-Stanford game. KOIN 6 News’ AJ McCord said on Twitter that college football’s rules for lightning in the area requires an automatic game delay of 30 minutes. If strikes continue in the area, the clock resets. Kick was only delayed by 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, over in Washington, one resident was grateful for Clark County firefighters and their quick response after lightning struck his home.

Steve Pyne told KOIN 6 News that though he and his wife were home at the time, no one was hurt. The bolt tore holes through his home, shattering windows, going through walls, and damaging the meter reader on the outside of the house.

Pyne said that he was just thankful that nobody was hurt, and that everything can be replaced because, “it’s just stuff.”


The same system that brought heavy rains to the Portland and Vancouver areas also brought cool air and fresh snowfall to the mountains.

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