Record Rainfall For September In Western Oregon

Sep 30, 2013

The weekend brought two heavy rainstorms through western Oregon. The rain made this the wettest September on record in many parts of the state.

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Eugene's rainfall was measured at more than 6 inches. The previous record for the month of September was about 5.5 inches in the late 1800s. Astoria got more than 10, also breaking its record for the month.

Andy Bryant is a hydrologist with the national Weather Service in Portland. He says two storms came through this weekend.

Bryant: "That Sunday system had tapped into some tropical moisture from a typhoon that had over in Asia about a week ago and we knew that we were looking at accumulations in the coast range and cascades of up to 10 inches and in the Willamette Valley we were looking at the possibility of 2 to 4 inches."

More showers are expected for the next few days. Bryant says Thursday should bring sunshine. The snow level in the cascades has dropped to 5 thousand feet.