More than 2 inches of rain soaks Portland

More than 2 inches of rain soaks Portland

More than 2 inches of rain soaks Portland

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by Rod Hill

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Posted on February 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 28 at 6:56 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Downtown Portland may have seen the heaviest rain in all of Oregon over the past 24 hours. 

The reporting site at KGW off of Jefferson, received 2.20" of rainfall during the past day.  The measuring station at PDX already set a daily rainfall record by 4:30 p.m., with 1.28" since midnight and counting! 

If we receive .28" of additional rainfall before midnight, PDX will close February with 4.19" of rain. The total would become the first above average February for rainfall in 11 years!  

Simply amazing that record rainfall on the last day of the month might be enough to end a 10-year streak of below-normal February precipitation. 

Here are rainfall totals for the 24-hour period ending at 4:30 this afternoon:

Downtown Portland  2.20"

PDX               1.28"

Kelso           1.74"

Scappoose  1.39"

Vancouver    1.29"

Ridgefield    1.47"

Troutdale     1.48"

Hillsboro      1.04"

McMinnville  1.51"

Salem          1.49"

Tualatin        1.70"

Tigard           1.93"

Beaverton    1.46"

Newberg     1.94"

Canby          1.26"

Current March forecast outlooks call for cooler than normal temperatures with wet weather. 

In fact, current charts show very active weather through March 16th. 

Snow levels the next two weeks are likely to remain mostly below Cascade passes. 

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

 

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