This was weird weather with thunder! Can't we have Spring without wild weather especially right over our house???

Crazy weather Outskirts of McMinnville

Driving home this afternoon about 2:30 pm I was admiring this wonderful 70 degree day that has been so rare in 2011! But as I looked West towards where we live outside of McMinnville I noticed this huge dark cloud right over the hill we live on. It was very eerie as there was absolutely no other dark clouds around, so bizarre.

We had this strange weather for about an hour with actual thunder which I could hardly believe on this beautiful Spring Day! My older son who was out for a walk came in and couldn't believe it either! Anyway, we looked at the doppler radar and my daughter took a snapshot of what it looked like here at that moment. Amazing!

Later there were these strange gigantic cottonball type clouds above us which I hadn't seen anything like since being in a tornado warning in the Midwest part of the country once.

Odd weather! Go away and don't come back some other day.

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usk says ... on Sunday, May 22 at 5:46 PM

Theoaf Other countries laugh at us? Because we share stories of weather events that impress us? Nah. I think other countries laugh at YOU Including your own.

theoaf says ... on Friday, May 20 at 12:22 PM

Seriouly? why do people over react? They make it seem like it was a tornadic supercell thunderstorm, when it was a light thundershower. This is why other country's laugh at us.. Silly Americans!

ur daddy says ... on Wednesday, May 18 at 9:14 PM

my gawd people it is just some clouds, i hear chicken little screaming the sky is falling ..

borg38 says ... on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:53 PM

I am in the same neighborhood and when I went to check the mail lightning was flashing. The cloud stayed in the same spot what seemed like forever

Weather Dork says ... on Wednesday, May 18 at 3:54 PM

Those are mammatus clouds. Very rare in oregon. Only generated by severe thunderstorms. Good catch!

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