PORTLAND, Ore. -- Stock up on the vitamin D -- it looks like a record year of rain in Oregon.
The National Weather Service said Portland rainfall set a record Thursday. The NWS said that 1.42 inches of rain had fallen by 8 p.m. at Portland International Airport. The old record for the day was 1.3 inches on Dec. 9, 1987.
And more was on the way.
Into tonight the weather will get very active again, KGWMeteorologist Nick Allard said. There is a large cold front developing way offshore. It will push inland late tonight into very early tomorrow morning. We'll see heavy rain overnight and lots of mountain snow as the snow level drops tomorrow to about 2,000'. We could see 1-2' of new mountain snow with the higher amounts at the resorts.
Following a summer of cool and wet records, Portland continued to topple another round of dubious rain records.
Rainfall in Portland throughout September and October was 62 percent higher than average.
While normal rainfall for the period is 4.53 inches, meteorologist Nick Allard said Portland saw 7.23 inches this year.
Records had been falling like the rain itself for months.
Many Oregon cities, including Astoria, Salem, Eugene and Portland, had reached their June monthly rainfall by June 4. The wet June followed a May that was the third-wettest ever recorded at 4.75 inches of rain.
April set a new record with 25 measurable days of rain. KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill noted that, starting April 1, 52 out of 67 days had measurable rain.
Since a record wet and gray May, June and July, there wasn't much of a calendar summer remaining for the sun to catch up.