It Rained!

September 10, 2012

Portland got .04″ this morning…how exciting.  If it was anytime between November and April we’d call that a dry day.  And Salem, you folks just barely squeaked out .01″ to end your dry spell of 68 days!

This means our dry spell ended at 51 days, making it the 8th longest dry spell in Portland’s history.  Here’s the info from the Portland NWS:    

BELOW ARE THE TOP 10 DRY STREAKS AT PORTLAND AIRPORT…

       NUMBER
      OF DAYS     YEAR          DATES
    ==========================================            

1.   71 DAYS     1967     JUN 23 – SEP  1 
2.   62 DAYS     1984     JUN 30 – AUG 30
3.   55 DAYS     1960     JUN 20 – AUG 13
3.   55 DAYS     1952     JUN 30 – AUG 23
5.   53 DAYS     1980     JUL  5 – AUG 26
6.   52 DAYS     1951     JUL  7 – AUG 27
6.   52 DAYS     1985     JUN  8 – JUL 29
8.   51 DAYS     2012     JUL 21 – SEP  9
9.   47 DAYS     1998     AUG  1 – SEP 16
9.   47 DAYS     1981     JUL 13 – AUG 28

 

For the record, this does nothing for our lawns and gardens, it just makes the air fresher and keeps the dust down on my driveway for a couple of days.  Another long period of dry weather and sunshine is on the way so enjoy the cool air today and tomorrow morning.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen