We know how October works, right?
We start warm in Portland. And we end up all wet.
But rarely do we get this wet–6.14″ of rain, 205% of average! All that and not even in the top 5 wettest Octobers. Oh well, maybe next time.
Also, just for fun, I asked KOIN Local 6 Weather Intern Jeff to break down the month and see which days were wettest and driest–by day of the week.
If you’re a rain lover than Friday’s were your day! If you like it dry, Thursday was the best for you. I love seeing how these things break down. Even with all the rain, Portland ended up slightly warmer than average because the first week was so warm and many of the rain systems came in from the southwest, bringing mild air with them.
Normally, the wettest months of the rainy season are ahead of us at this point. Here are the long term averages in Portland.
November 2012 Rain Outlook For Salem, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle
This is hot off the presses from NOAA. The agency believes from about Kelso, Washington and south through Portland and Vancouver all the way to Medford, it will be somewhat drier than average during November 2012. Places like Olympia, Seattle and Spokane are more likely to be closer to average this month. Temperatures are forecast to be close to average.
We’ll see how it goes. I just hope it’s (at least a little!) drier than October was. And colder, so we can get skis and snowboards back in action.