We just had the wettest October in 100 years

There were only 3 rain-free days at PDX!

A pedestrian heads towards his car in rain and high winds, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A pedestrian heads towards his car in rain and high winds, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Several Oregon and Washington cities just wrapped up the wettest October since records began more than a century ago. In Salem and Vancouver, records began 124 years ago in 1892!

Rain totals doubled and in some cases tripled average rain for the month of October. Salem came close to a foot of rain (11.25″). Average is 3.03″ at the state’s capital.

Here’s a look at several cities that saw their wettest October on record:

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Portland was just shy of the record for the month of October, picking up 8.31″ of rain.

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October was very wet, not just in terms of rain totals. Portland, Salem, Eugene, Astoria and Hillsboro all saw more days with measurable rain than any other October on record. There were only 3 rain-free days at PDX last month. Astoria and Vancouver had rain all but two days!

Looking ahead into November, I don’t see a big pattern shift or dry spell. While there aren’t any major storms on the horizon the first week of November, rain is with us from time to time for at least the next 7 days.