Portland, Spokane shatter March rainfall records

Portland, Spokane shatter March rainfall records
Heavy rains have "marched" all across the Pacific Northwest this month.

As of Saturday morning Portland joined Spokane with a new monthly rainfall record for the wettest March ever recorded.

As of noon Saturday, Portland recorded 7.77 inches of rain - double the average March amount, according to National Weather Service data. The rain record that was shattered in the Rose City dates back to March 1957.

Spokane washed out its March rainfall record earlier this week. As of Saturday midday, the Lilac City had 4.40 inches, crushing the 1995 record of 3.81 inches.

If you are curious, Seattle's March rain record is safe. The National Weather Service data shows that as of 2 p.m. Saturday, Sea-Tac Airport measured 7.15 inches of rainfall - the third wettest March on record.

The record March rainfall at Sea-Tac is 8.40 inches, set in March 1950.