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Eugene Breaks A Record For Longest Stretch Of Rainy Days


Portland is experiencing its second wettest water year on record, while Eugene is only in its 24th wettest year in history.  It has, however, broken a record for the longest number of days of measurable precipitation at 143 days since October 1st.

Andy Bryant is with the National Weather Service in Portland. He says Eugene has escaped some showers this spring.
 “Just in the last couple months there’s been at least one incident where we had really heavy rain at Corvallis and little to no rain in Eugene.” Bryant says, “So part of it is just the way the weather has played out for this year.”
Bryant has some good news for sun-starved Willamette Valley residents. The forecast is calling for sunshine this Friday and Saturday. Bryant expects more sunny days next week with temperatures in the mid-60s.
Bryant says the real positive about all this rain is that Oregon’s lakes and reservoirs are full.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.