January rainfall adds to the surplus

By Rod Hill on 31-Jan-16 17:05.

Rainfall at PDX is 7.10" for the month of January.  Normal for the month is 4.88 inches.  The wet month gives Portland 30.52" of rainfall since the Water Year began back on October 1st.

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January rainfall on track for 7.00"

By Rod Hill on 19-Jan-16 21:04.

Tuesday's rainfall of more than .50 inches put PDX over 5.00" for the month as of January 19th. The average for the entire month is 4.88 inches.

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Winter - Spring Months Outlook

By Rod Hill on 13-Jan-16 17:08.

 
STRONG EL NINO YEARS:  1982-1983 & 1997-1998
Both seasons produced below normal rainfall in

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Battle Ground Tornado Confirmed

By Rod Hill on 10-Dec-15 20:12.

1115 AM     TORNADO          1 SSE BATTLE GROUND     45.77N 122.54W
 12/10/2015                   CLARK              WA   NWS STORM SURVEY
 
             NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO WITH WINDS 
             UP TO 104 MPH TOUCHED DOWN SOUTHWEST OF BATTLE GROUND 
             WASHINGTON AT ABOUT 1115 

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Record Rain Event Sets December Record

By Rod Hill on 09-Dec-15 08:03.

What began Sunday overnight, ended this morning, (Wednesday), with a cold front passage around 3:30 a.m.  Left behind are countless areas of flooding, mudslides, power outages and closures.  Here is the record list of rainfall at PDX:

1.  Monday Dec.

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Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Through Mid-Week

By Rod Hill on 07-Dec-15 03:09.

Hours of steady, heavy rain likely today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  All total, the metro valley could see 5.00" of rain over the four days.  The coast will average 2-3.00" of rain per day or more, while the mountains will likely see over a foot of rainfall.

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Flood Watches Over Washington

By Rod Hill on 13-Nov-15 07:32.

My updated forecast holds heavy rain well north of Portland.  The one heavy rain band on track for the metro will arrive late Saturday afternoon or evening.  Steady rainfall for 1-2 hours will drop .50" of rain or less.

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Cold Start, 1st Fall Freeze for some

By Rod Hill on 04-Nov-15 08:48.

PDX dips to 37 degrees this morning, the coldest fall temperature so far.  The normal low is 43 and the record low for Nov. 4th is 27 degrees back in 1957.  The average first fall freeze at the airport is November 8th, but out-lying areas often see frosty mornings begin around Halloween.

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October 2015 finishes warm & wet

By Rod Hill on 02-Nov-15 08:44.

Saturday's six hours of heavy rainfall, dropping 1.97" at PDX, put Portland over the top for the month of October with total rainfall of 3.69 inches.  Normal for the month is 3.00 inches.  The wet finish to the month snaps a dry stretch of below normal precipitation for consectutive months that began back in April.

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FLOOD WATCH - KELSO, LONGVIEW

By Rod Hill on 30-Oct-15 08:19.

FLOOD WATCH CANCELLED AT 5PM SATURDAY. 

Portland Metro seeing serious street flooding.  Up to 2" of rain could fall over the city through 7:00 pm this evening.

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