Portland on pace for September rain record

Portland on pace for September rain record

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by David Krough and Frank Mungeam / KGW

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Posted on September 21, 2010 at 7:52 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The last day of summer sure didn't feel like it.

Following a summer of cool and wet records, Portland was poised to topple another round of dubious records for September.

Saturday's dousing set a September 18 record of .97 inches of rain. The day after Labor Day set two records, for most total rain and also for the most rain in an hour. A total of 1.55 inches of rain fell in Portland as of September 7, and 1.03 inches fell in just one hour. 

For the month, 3.18 inches of rain have fallen in Portland, putting the Rose City on pace to break the all-time September rainfall record of 4.3 inches.

After a damp start Monday, KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard said a low pressure system was pushing east and bringing some drier weather behind it. On Tuesday, skies were expected to become partly sunny with highs around 70. Wednesday looked about the same, and then Thursday some showers were forecast to push back in.

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill said there was a possibility of more heavy rain returning to the Metro area early next week.

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