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Storm brings needed rain and snow

Storm brings needed rain and snow

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 1:46 PM

Sunday evening's cold front brought much needed rain and snow to the Northwest, following an unexpected dry November. 

Portland International Airport reported November rainfall of only 3.05 inches, some 2.58 inches below normal. Up on Mt. Hood, ski resorts have had limited openings, but still need a few good storms to build a solid snow base for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

As of noon Monday, 4 to 6 inches of new snow had fallen on Mt. Hood with the snow level well below Cascade passes. The Government Camp photo above shows a snow packed Highway 26 this morning.

Here are a few rain totals from last night's storm front:

  • Hood River:  2.47 inches
  • Aurora:   1.44 inches
  • Kelso:  1.19 inches (24-hour total)
  • Tillamook:  1.23 inches
  • Astoria:  1.08 inches
  • Portland:  .76 inches
  • Salem:  .80 inches
  • Hillsboro: .61 inches
  • McMinnville:  .87 inches


Embrace the rain, because Tuesday will kick off another long stretch of dry weather.

Meteorologist Rod Hill