PORTLAND Only halfway through March, the rainfall totals in Portland had already surpassed the monthly average, but we're still quite far from the record.

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill said March usually brings 3.71 inches of rain to the Portland Metro area. By Thursday, the area had already seen 4.69 inches. The record was 7.52 inches in March 1957.

The area had seen some daily records fall throughout the month, but Hill said there was barely over a 50 percent chance that the monthly total would beat the record.

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Steady rain was expected for Friday, but the weekend looked to be mostly dry. There was a chance of rain Saturday, but the first day of spring (Sunday) was expected to actually be spring-like: partly sunny with a high of 56 degrees.

The Salem area Wednesday saw an untimely inch of March snowfall.

The snow level, Hill said, would rise above 3,000 feet Thursday night and would drop to around 1,500 feet by Friday night.


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