As of 3pm we have a new February rainfall record in Portland. We’ve seen 10.04″ (that will keep going up the next few days), which exceeds the old all-time February rain record
That record was set in the same month we had one of our “Great Floods”. February 1996 and December 1964 are well-known as the two big flood months across the Pacific Northwest in the past 80 years.
Wondering how this month ranks up with the wettest months on record? It’s #16 at this point, but as mentioned we have another 7 days to go this month. Luckily it looks far drier this last week of February:
We all remember December 2015? We had another 5″ beyond what we’ve seen this month, luckily we won’t see that repeated.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen