Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Portland, Oregon (October 3rd 2013) - "Historic September rains have come to an end. Here are the preliminary month end precipitation totals from across Oregon and SW Washington. The following stations (below) all reported new all-time records for the month. The period of record for some of these stations date back to the 1870's (140+ years). What will the remainder of fall and winter hold in store for the region? Come find out on Saturday, October 26th at 10am

at OMSI in Portland. The Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) will present the 21st annual Winter Weather Forecast Conference. This is the single largest winter weather forecast conference of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and is attended by more than 300 people each year. Both media and general public alike are welcome to come hear regional meteorologists give their prognostications for the upcoming winter. With neither El Nino or La Nina present across the Pacific Ocean, will the Pacific Northwest see more record setting weather to come? Don't miss this meeting!" For all the specific details on this popular public meeting, including overnight accommodations, please see: http://www.ametsoc.org/chapters/oregon/

Here are the preliminary September month end rainfall totals for selected stations. Special thanks to the Portland office of the National Weather Service for their statistics ---

ASTORIA (1890-2013)...
1. SEP 2013......... 10.70 INCHES *** RECORD ***
2. SEP 1906......... 8.66 INCHES
3. SEP 1920......... 8.55 INCHES
4. SEP 1905......... 7.38 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 2.14 INCHES

PORTLAND AIRPORT (1940-2013)
1. SEP 2013......... 5.62 INCHES *** RECORD ***
2. SEP 1986......... 4.30 INCHES
3. SEP 1982......... 3.98 INCHES
4. SEP 1945......... 3.96 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 1.47 INCHES

PORTLAND DOWNTOWN (1874-2013)...
1. SEP 2013......... 6.44 INCHES *** RECORD ***
2. SEP 1927......... 5.52 INCHES
3. SEP 1911......... 5.19 INCHES
4. SEP 1969......... 4.87 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 1.54 INCHES

HILLSBORO (1929-2013)...
1. SEP 2013......... 6.27 INCHES *** RECORD ***
2. SEP 1945......... 3.68 INCHES
3. SEP 1982......... 3.46 INCHES
4. SEP 1977......... 3.43 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 1.26 INCHES

EUGENE (1892-2013)
1. SEP 2013......... 7.08 INCHES *** RECORD ***
2. SEP 1927......... 5.21 INCHES
3. SEP 1911......... 4.91 INCHES
4. SEP 1986......... 4.65 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 1.29 INCHES

SALEM (1892-2013)...
1. SEP 2013......... 7.05 INCHES *** RECORD ***
2. SEP 1927......... 5.52 INCHES
3. SEP 1911......... 5.19 INCHES
4. SEP 1969......... 4.87 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 1.28 INCHES

VANCOUVER, WA (1890-2013)...
1. SEP 2013......... 5.24 INCHES *** RECORD ***
2. SEP 1911......... 4.88 INCHES
3. SEP 1969......... 4.82 INCHES
3. SEP 1925......... 4.46 INCHES
4. SEP 1986......... 4.44 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 1.56 INCHES

MCMINNVILLE (1894-2013)
1. SEP 1996......... 7.58 INCHES
2. SEP 2013......... 6.19 INCHES
3. SEP 1901......... 4.83 INCHES
4. SEP 1914......... 4.28 INCHES
CLIMATOLOGICAL NORMAL: 1.31 INCHES

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