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Strong September storm brings rain and damaging winds

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on September 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:53 AM

The first of two weekend storm fronts brings heavy rains and damaging wind.  As of 7:30 Saturday evening, PDX reports .96 inches of rain, bringing the monthly total to 3.33 inches.  The all-time September PDX rainfall record is 4.30 inches back in 1986.  The airport reported peak south sustained winds of 33 mph and a peak gust of 43 mph. 

Highest rain totals from the metro valley include:

Tigard:  2.14 inches

Hillsboro: 1.70

Beaverton: 1.36

McMinnville: 1.36

Salem:  .99 (daily record)


Other rain totals:

Astoria  3.52 inches (record for the date)

Mt. Hebo  5.39 inches (Coast Range)

Timberline Lodge 4.56 inches

Longview  1.84 inches


Peak Wind Gusts:

Lincoln City:  75 mph (12:30 pm)

Newport:  65 mph

Astoria:  54 mph

Timberline Lodge:  47 mph

Mt. Hood 7,000 Feet:  79 mph

Salem:  46 mph

I-5 & Division:  46 mph

Fremont Bridge 34 mph

Most of the Portland metro reported peak gusts between 30-45 mph.


A 2nd storm front will arrive Sunday afternoon.  Heavy rain and gusty winds will again be likely.  Please keep updated.  A 2nd round of weather will again bring potential property damage, high water spots and power outages. 


KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill