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Salem, Willamette Valley Get Overnight Thunder and Lightning ShowKevin Hays Salem-News.com
There have been no reports of damage or fires caused by lightning in the Willamette Valley or Oregon Coast Range as of 12:45 a.m. Also no power outages have been reported. lightning
(SALEM, Ore. ) - Salem, the mid-Willamette Valley, and the Oregon Coast range got a great lightning show, and the sound of booming thunder echoed throughout the valley overnight.
Reports into Salem-News.com and on social media had reports of lighting and thunder from Salem, Albany, Corvallis, parts of Eugene, McMinnville, Dallas, and the Oregon Coast Range.
The National Weather Service radar at 12:30 a.m. showed a strong band of thunderstorms rolling slowly through the Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast range.
In the Salem-Keizer area, light rain and small hail began to fall from the storm at around 12:30 p.m. Other cities reporting light rain and hail are: Albany, Corvallis, Woodburn, Molalla, parts of the Eugene-Springfield area, McMinnville, Dallas, Monmouth, and parts of the Oregon Coast Range.
There have been no reports of damage or fires caused by lightning in the Willamette Valley or Oregon Coast Range as of 12:45 a.m. Also no power outages have been reported.
The storm is slowly working it's way to the Northwest, and is expected to move out of the area within the next few hours.
People are advised to stay indoors until the storm passes, and pets should also be brought indoors.
Friday's high temperature is expected to reach 92 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of another overnight thunderstorm.
Salem-News.com will have updates on this story as soon as they become available
1:15 A.M. UPDATE: Thunderstorm still traveling over the Willamette Valley and Salem-Keizer area. Booming thunder is rolling throughout the valley, and bright lightning is filling the night skies. Light rain and small hail still being reported by some area residents.
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