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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
512 AM PDT MON MAR 20 2017

...WET FALL AND WINTER ENDING...BUT WILL THE RAIN STOP?

WHAT A ROLLER COASTER RIDE IT HAS BEEN SINCE START OF THE FALL.
FOR MUCH OF THE REGION...OCTOBER RANKED WAS 1ST OR 2ND WETTEST
MONTH...THEN ONE OF THE WARMEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD. THEN A BREAK
FROM WET AND MILD WITH SNOW...ICE AND COLD IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY.
FEBRUARY RESUMED WITH RAIN...AND ENDED AS ONE OF THE WETTEST
FEBRUARYS ON RECORD. AND YET...MOTHER NATURE KEEPS RAIN GOING.

WITH ALL THE RAIN...ONE WOULD EXPECT AN RATHER HIGH NUMBER OF DAY
WITH RAIN. YES...THAT IS SO. FOR MUCH OF THE REGION... THE TOTAL
NUMBER OF RAINY DAYS IS SOMEWHERE IN 4TH TO 7TH PLACE AS THE MOST.

BELOW ARE SOME DETAILS...WITH THE RANKING AS TO WHERE THE PERIOD
FELL AS THE WETTEST MONTH OR MOST RAINY DAY. AGAIN...THIS IS FOR
THE FALL AND WINTER SEASON (23 SEPT TO 20 MAR):

         TOTAL RAINFALL             DAYS WITH RAIN (0.01"+)
     NORMAL  2016-17  RANK     NORMAL  2016-17 RANK  (RECORD/YEAR)
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ASTORIA (SINCE 1892)
     49.77    73.17"  10TH       111    136    5TH    149 /1920-21

PORTLAND AIRPORT (SINCE 1940)
     25.49    39.11"   7TH        95    118    4TH    126 /1950-51

VANCOUVER (SINCE 1892)
     28.27    39.33"   5TH       102    119    5TH    134 /1998-99

HILLSBORO (SINCE 1929)
     27.10    38.82"   7TH       104    116    7TH    124 /1998-99

MCMINNVILLE (SINCE 1892)
     27.92    43.99"   5TH        88    119    6TH    139 /1903-04

SALEM (SINCE 1892)
     29.91    47.56"   4TH        91    118    4TH    123 /1920-21

EUGENE (SINCE 1892)
     35.02    36.44"   31ST       91    115    6TH    125 /1906-07


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