More than an inch of rainfell in Portland after midight Friday, nearly doubling the previous daily record set for the day.
More than that, it was a very active weather week across the Pacific Northwest, according to Steve Pierce, President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. Residents of western Washington and Oregon were treated to multiple rounds of thunderstorms, which is rare for September, strong thunderstorms producing up to golf ball sized hail in eastern Oregon, and numerous lightning strikes were recorded across Oregon and Washington.
"Mother nature is tempting the Pacific Northwest with fall-like weather this week as many locations across Oregon and Washington set daily rainfall records both Thursday and again today," says Pierce. "Seattle, Olympia and Vancouver, Washington along with Portland and Pendleton, Oregon are just a few of the many cities that have set new daily rainfall records either Thursday or so far today."