Finally! 60 Degrees!
Does it feel like summer? Compared to where we have been, it should! As of 3pm, the Portland International Airport has finally reached 60 degrees or higher for the first time this calendar year, besting the previous all-time record set on March 27th 1955. The last time Portland saw its “first 60″ this late in the calendar year was on 3/31/1922, nearly 90 years ago. Records were kept in downtown Portland at that time.”
March Rainfall Update —
“With very little additional rainfall expected in the waning few hours of March, the Portland airport will end up with the 5th wettest March on record, registering 6.43″ of rainfall for the month as of 3pm. The all-time record for March is 7.52″ set in 1957. Records date back to 1940 at the Portland airport. Precipitation totals registered this March in and around Portland are nearly double the March average. The stretch of consecutive days with measurable (0.01″ or more) rainfall at the Portland International Airport has also ended as of yesterday, 3/30/2011. It rained every single day from March 7th through March 29th (23 days total). That set a new all-time record for consecutive rainy days in the month of March. However Portland fell just shy of breaking the all-time record for anytime of the year. That particular record was set in January of 1950 with 29 consecutive days of rainfall at the Portland airport.”
Nearly An All-Time Record —
“Troutdale, Oregon received 7.57″ of rainfall in the month of March (through 3pm today), which nearly surpassed the all-time March record set in 2003 when 7.75″ of precipitation fell. Troutdale’s rainfall total for March ranks 3rd on the all-time wettest March list, following 7.75″ in 2003 and 7.74″ in 1961. Records at Troutdale date back to 1948.”