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I Still Can't Believe It Happened

by Kimb

kgw.com

Posted on July 12, 2006 at 11:21 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:40 PM

For more than a century, you could always count on one western Oregon city to be dry on a certain day. That city was Salem, the day without rain was July 12th. Since we started keeping records in 1892, it had never rained on this date.

Need to schedule a family reunion? A class reunion? Maybe a wedding? If so, this is the day you knew you were safe to have the event outdoors...even though it's Oregon.

But today, the rain started in the morning and added up to .06" (barely anything!)...still, it was enough. The last holdout for a guaranteed dry day was knocked to the ground. The fight, was over. The rain finally wins.

Is this a good thing or a bad one? Depends on what kind of weather you prefer. But one thing's for sure. The broken record makes for a good story!

Bruce (Sussman)
bruces@kgw.com

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