In this picture from the Timbers Facebook page you can see the storm clouds.
And about to unload right near the end of the first half during the Timbers versus Vancouver match on Saturday night May 26, 2012.
@jakellyspecial tweeted this incredible shot of lightning over Jeld-Wen field between halves. The lightning delayed the start of the second half for a bit. We had 60 metro area lightning strikes in just over an hour.
And Midwest-type-rain just dumped down. The KOIN Local 6 weather station at Jeld-Wen Field (yes, it’s right there) picked up .38″ in 20 minutes. Wow.
And in the match between weather and the Timbers–the weather won for a few minutes anyway! Thanks to @christian_saint for this shot.
The rain at Portland Airport totaled 1.02″ in an hour–from 6:53-7:53pm. The one hour record? 1.03″! We were close.
There was only one really powerful thunderstorm in the northwest on Saturday. And what are the chances of it nailing the Portland-Vancouver metro area for the second night in a row?
Low. Very low. We average just five thunderstorms a year! So I guess it’s 2 down…and three to go.
Hopefully the next one doesn’t hit during a Timber’s game. Or Rose Festival, for that matter.