The rain total this August is doing something we haven’t seen in over a decade


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — It has been more than a decade since we’ve seen at least 1″ of rain in Portland in the month of August. This year, we have crossed the 1″ mark and it’s possible we still see more.

Dating back to 1990, nearly 30 years, this will only be the 5th time we’ve hit 1″ or above for the month.

In reality, we can thank two days for the stacking totals, and that is the big record-breaking rain on Aug. 10 and then our second wettest day of the month falling on Wednesday, where we picked up .20″.

Not bad for a month that averages out around .67″ and has clearly had a hard time pushing to the 1″ mark over the last 30 years. This is a look back at some of the flooding that occurred during the big .80″ rain on the 10th, where some neighborhoods saw over an inch in an hour or two!

For now, there is very little rain in the forecast for the next week. But we will keep an eye on this to see if we can add some more to the books.

Lastly, you can find the top 5 wettest years below, courtesy of NWS Portland.

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