PORTLAND, Ore. — On Saturday a boisterous round of storms dumped record rainfall on the Portland metro area and even stirred up a funnel cloud.
The National Weather Service reported 0.79 inches of rainfall in Portland today, the wettest August 10 on record. Almost two-thirds of an inch of rain fell in just one hour, between 5 p.m and 6 p.m.
Drivers on I-205 northbound going over the Glenn Jackson Bridge felt the rain in a big way when a huge puddle formed in two of the lanes.
The lanes had to be closed, snarling traffic for miles.
Meantime, Socrates Davis in Dundee sent