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Storm brought much needed rain to NW

Storm brought much needed rain to NW

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on January 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 14 at 2:10 AM

PORTLAND -- The weekend storm brought the first heavy moisture to the Portland area since Dec. 1.

Ski resorts are celebrating a solid base of snow on Mt. Hood after more than two feet of fresh powder fell Saturday and Sunday.  The photo above shows a blustery snowy day at Mt. Hood Meadows, where a base of 54 inches was being reported Monday morning. 

Timberline Lodge reported a base of 63 inches on the ground, while Skibowl had more than a foot covering its front slope. The Mt. Hood snow pack has risen from 44 percent of normal to 56 percent thanks to the weekend storm.

Related: Resorts packed as skiers flock to Mt. Hood

In the valley, a wet Saturday and Sunday morning dropped nearly an inch of total rain.  While the rain storm has caught January up to date, a dry water year remains in place with a deficit of more than 8 inches at PDX. 

Forecast models show a quick return to a dry weather pattern.  At present, no big storms are showing up through the end of January, meaning below normal precipitation is expected.

More: High winds from weekend storm topple trees onto homes, cars

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