The first of these storms moved ashore from the Pacific on Saturday, followed by another on Monday.
|Surface map for Saturday, November 17 (L) and for Monday, November 19 (R).|
|7-day precipitation accumulations through 5:00 a.m. PST November 20|
|CoCoRaHS map for Curry County in southwestern Oregon for November 20.|
Nope that's not a typo, we did get over 4" and almost all of that came after 5 PM. It rained off an on during the day but never heavily, less than a 1/2" before 5, and then it started really raining. We don't get flooding up here to speak of. Compared to other areas what we have right now is minor, but it is significant for us. I marked the flooding as minor because on an absolute scale that's what it is, but it is not typical for us. Last time I saw this sort of general standing water on our property was the heavy rains the winter of 05-06. We have had heavier flooding in the area, but from creeks overflowing, not just general standing water. The creeks are high right now, but not overflowing.
Washington also received heavy rain, and there were a number of new daily rainfall records, including daily rainfall records at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (2.13", old record 1.23" in 1962) and at the National Weather Service Office 2.60". old record 1.16" in 2003).
|CoCoRaHS map for King County, WA for November 20.|
114 mph Naselle Ridge in the mountains of southwest Washington
106 mph Mt. Hebo nearTillamook, Oregon
101 mph Astoria bridge, Washington
101 mph Megler, Washington
98 mph Yaquina Head, Oregon
92 mph Astoria, OR
90 mph Garibaldi, Oregon
It appears the stormy weather will continue through the end of the week. A third storm will hit the Pacific Northwest Wednesday, and yet a fourth storm is forecast to arrive on Friday. Additional rainfall of one to three inches is expected from Washington south through northern California and a foot or more of new snow in the high Cascades and the northern Rockies by Wednesday night.
|Forecast surface map for the morning of Wednesday, November 21|