Wettest Day Since Early April In Portland

11pm Wednesday…

What a soaker for the central part of the metro area this evening!  Here’s the radar image from 6:20pm as thunderstorms were dumping huge amounts of water on inner NE and SE Portland.

KPTV 2017 Default Earth

Officially at PDX it’s the wettest day since April 7th and we also broke a record for the day

Rain Record PDX

Of course this time of year the record daily rainfall isn’t that hard to break…the old record was only 0.23″.  But wait, apparently even heavier rain fell between the official gauges.  There were several stations in inner east Portland that showed more than 1″ of rain; that would include the early morning rain too.

Rain Portland HYDRA Gauges.png

Tomorrow’s showers should be much more tame with most action over the Coast and Coast Range.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


8 Responses to Wettest Day Since Early April In Portland

  1. Roland Derksen says:

    Good to see Portland finally getting the rain. I only had a trace yesterday, although heavy showers were reported a few miles east of me. Snow reported in Interior BC as well- Clinton , a town just 144 straight miles NE from my Vancouver got some.

  2. W7ENK says:

    0.20″ on Tuesday.

    0.05″ by 6am Wednesday.

    0.32″ by 5pm

    0.80″ by the end of Wednesday.

    Two day total rainfall exactly 1.00″

    Add another 0.02″ this morning.

    I’m glad to have the rain back.

  3. …YaY….first non-thunder raindrops since June over here in Cove 🙂 …

  4. Registered Nerd says:

    Was coaching my sons soccer practice around 6pm in sw, then it hit. Thunder, heavy rain, and hail. Fun times corralling 10 young boys and heading for cover!


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