NOAA Weather Radio- Severe Thunderstorm Warning- May 4, 2017- 3:04PM PDT (Audio)

Here is the fifth and final of five total warnings issued by the Portland NWS for the strong thunderstorms that moved up the coast this afternoon. Audio recorded directly from my radio to my computer via my Zoom H1 audio recorder.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Portland OR
304 PM PDT THU MAY 4 2017

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northeastern Clatsop County in northwestern Oregon…
Southeastern Pacific County in southwestern Washington…
Central Wahkiakum County in southwestern Washington…

* Until 345 PM PDT.

* At 303 PM PDT, Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail. This storm was located near Knappa, or 7 miles southwest of Cathlamet, and moving north at 30 mph.

* Locations impacted include…
Cathlamet, Skamokawa, East Cathlamet, Knappa and Puget Island.

In Washington this includes State Route 4 between mile markers 24 and 37.

In Oregon this includes U.S. Highway 30 west of Portland between mile markers 71 and 82.


If you are in the path of this storm, prepare immediately for large hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter, preferably inside a strong building and away from windows.