Wettest December Ever

This is the wettest December in Portland since records have been kept, starting October, 1940. We’ve had over 13.5 inches so far this month.

That’s a lot of rain. The sun came out for a couple hours yesterday, it felt like a holiday. A new storm front comes in tonight, so every drop that falls, – and there’ll be plenty – will be a record-setter.

imageYes, this is the Pacific Northwest, so we expect a lot of rain, but this is excessive.

Meanwhile, the snowpack is building fast, and that’s good, both for the skiers/ boarders, and for the water next Spring/Summer. But hey, we need a break.

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11 Responses to Wettest December Ever

  1. Bill Crider says:

    Send some to California!

  2. Jerry House says:

    We have some of it here now, but you can have it back!

  3. Redhead says:

    I hope you aren’t having too much flooding?

    we’ve had a dry-ish, warm December. where is all the snow??

  4. Richard, that sounds good for us in the tropics here. There’s a chill in the air and that’s about as much winter we’re going to get.

  5. Jeff Meyerson says:

    I heard the 13.5 inch total from my brother yesterday. Unbelievable. We’ve had the warmest December ever by such a long mark that even if it turned cold now – which, apparently, is not going to happen – we’d probably break the record. We are already over 11 degrees warmer than the normal average, and they are predicting 70+ tomorrow. The all-time warmest temperature in New York in December was 75 on December 7, 1998 (one warm week in an otherwise normal month) and that could be in reach.

    Hey, George hasn’t had any snow where he is, and that is unprecedented. Since we’re going out New Year’s Eve we were hoping for mild weather and it looks like it might happen.

  6. Been very wet here too. Our back yard is flooded as we speak

  7. While you’re getting rain, we’re getting way above average heat. The temps today were in the 50s (20 degrees above Normal) and we may break another record on Christmas when we’re supposed to hit 60 degrees! Very unusual!

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