PORTLAND – September saw record amounts of rainfall, with the overwhelming majority of the precipitation occurring during the last four days of the month.
Between Sept. 27 and 30, Portland saw 3.4 inches of rain, more than double the average monthly rainfall for the month.
Sunday’s 1.44 inches of precipitation was nearly as much as Portland normally sees during all of September.
The total monthly rainfall of 5.6 inches blew the previous record of 4.3 inches out of the water. That record was set in 1986.
If residents thought September’s rains felt like winter, they were right. The rainfall was similar to the monthly average of November and December, which are 5.6 and 5.5 inches, respectively.
The damage continued into Tuesday morning when heavy rains flooded roads in Aloha (pictured above) a large tree (pictured below) fell at Southeast 34th Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, knocking out power to 1,500 residents.