- Associated Press - Monday, January 4, 2016

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - The Columbia-Pacific region ended 2015 with a new all-time record for December precipitation.

The Daily Astorian reports (https://bit.ly/1OFyPqh ) that the area’s official National Weather Service station at the Astoria-Warrenton Regional Airport recorded 20.53 inches as of Dec. 31, an increase of .15 inches from the previous record set in December 1996.

Since the official water year began Oct. 1, more than 42 inches of rain have been recorded at the airport. The typical amount of rainfall during that period is only around 26 inches.

The city of Portland also hit a new precipitation record for December. Portland broke its record Dec. 21 with rainfall at 13.52 inches, up from the previous record of 13.35 inches.

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Information from: The Daily Astorian, https://www.dailyastorian.com

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