PORTLAND -- Monday marked nine days and counting, of this month’s amazing dry streak. What's more, the forecast models continue to show dry weather possible through the end of the month.
If so, the dry streak could reach 20 days, lasting through November 1st.
So far, Portland International Airport has seen measurable rainfall six days this month. If dry weather holds, October would finish with a total of 25 dry days.
The all-time PDX record was back in 1987, with 27 days in October seeing no rainfall. The record for consecutive dry October days is in jeopardy. The record is 16 dry days in a row. If Portland finishes the month with no rain, the current streak would reach 19 days and break the 1987 mark. Forecast models show rain showers returning either the last few days of October or the first few days of the new month. I do see hints that a stretch of five days of hefty rain could develop in beginning of November.
Outlooks from the National Weather Service show little confidence for a dry November forecast. My forecast work shows a likely chance of above-normal rainfall developing. Of course, November is the traditional kick-off of the rainy season.
Meteorologist Rod Hill, follow me @KGWRodHilll