With big storm on the way, soggy September could set a new record
EUGENE, Ore. - Here comes the rain again.
And again. And again.
If the rain rolls in as forecast, Eugene could set a new all-time record for rainfall in September.
Eugene has already seen 3.19 inches of rain, triple the average rainfall for September. It's a moist counterpoint to September 2012 when less than a 1/10 of an inch of rain fell.
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By Monday morning, another 2 to 4 inches of rain could fall in Eugene and other parts of the Willamette Valley.
That could be enough to beat the all-time record of 5.21 inches of rain, set back in September 1927.
Particularly moist parts of the Coast Range could see as much as 7 additional inches of rain.
"Localized flooding is possible and especially near creeks, streams, and urban areas. Areas near clogged drains and culverts will be especially susceptible," the National Weather Service said Thursday.
"Remnants of a tropical typhoon will be entrained into the jet stream which will help add to the precipitation rates across the region," said Steve Pierce, president of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological. "There is the potential for 72 hour rainfall amounts to exceed 6 inches in the mountains and nearing 3 inches in the valleys come Monday morning."