February 2014 is the wettest February we’ve seen in 14 years here in Portland! Doesn’t seem like it has rained THAT much, but maybe it has more to do with all the dry Februarys. Take a look:
The dashed line is the normal; just over 3.60″. Yellow are the below average months and green above. Notice since 2005 we’ve only had two wet Februarys. And I think many weather geeks like me would agree that February has been a relatively quiet month the last 10 years too. That sure changed this year! More action this month than any other so far. Of course it isn’t too tough to do since for almost 2 months of the winter almost nothing happened weatherwise.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen