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Weekend Rain Vastly Outpaces Last Three Months In Eugene

Rachael McDonald

The weekend rain helped Eugene break out of one of its driest spells in recorded history. The National Weather Service says Eugene got 1.83 inches of rain on Saturday and Sunday.




It comes after the city got just 0.01 inches of rain from June 15 through September 15.


Colby Neuman is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland. He said while the rain was significant, it won’t be enough to lift the area out of its drought. 

"It certainly has helped with firefighting efforts, and decreased fire danger significantly here in the short term," he said. "That’s the really good news. But when it comes to the longer-term drought, that’s something that’s going to take several months.” 

Neuman said the next few days should be dry, with a system possibly bringing light rain to the Willamette Valley mid-week. 


Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December, 2018. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
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