Mike Olbinski, a fantastic photographer who lives in Arizona, has spent the summer chasing the monsoon storms that wrought towering thunderclouds, vivid lightning, incredible downpours and intense dust storms.
Thursday October 23rd 6:00 PM
Another wild day. Heavy rain showers, thunder, lightning even a tornado.
The confirmed tornado caused minor damage but no injuries in the Longview and Kelso area around 12:45 PM. A National Weather Service assessment team will make determination on the strength of the storm. Early indications point to an EF 0 or EF 1.
Since early afternoon conditions have quieted down, mostly cloudy skies and some light showers being reported around the region. Showers will taper off tonight and Friday should actually start out dry. The break will be brief late Friday another strong storm will push more rain into the area. Early Saturday winds could pick up on the Oregon Coast.
Temperatures will remain on the cool side, with snow levels in the mountains over 6,000 feet.
Tonights low 52
Fridays high 61