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
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