November 30 Update: Crescent City peaked out at 4.14" of rain yesterday, more than doubling the old record. Ukiah almost doubled its old record with 2.48", vs. 1.42" in 1938.
Other record reports from the National Weather Service:
A RECORD RAINFALL OF 2.22 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT MEDFORD OR YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.25 SET IN 1917. A RECORD RAINFALL OF 1.6 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT ROSEBURG OR YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 1.43 SET IN 1951.Original post:
The heavy rains pounding the Pacific Coast have already set daily records at several locations in northern California and Oregon as of early this evening. The National Weather Service reports:
..RECORD RAINFALL SET AT CRESCENT CITY CA A RECORD RAINFALL AMOUNT OF 2.50 INCHES HAS FALLEN SO FAR TODAY. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD AMOUNT OF 2.00 INCHES SET IN 1995.Since that report was issued at 4 pm local time, over one and a half inches of additional rain has been unofficially reported. Crescent City climate records began in 1894.
At Mt. Shasta, the 1.69" as of 4 pm was closing in on the record of 1.81" from 1932, and since then at least three-quarters of an inch of additional rain has fallen.
In Oregon, Medford's 1.58" as of 4 pm was enough to break the record of 1.25" from 1917.