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