Portland not as rainy as you would think

May 23, 2007

rainy december day
Originally uploaded by saramarie.

It turns out that Portland, and the NW generally, isn’t as rainy as its reputation. List of cities with most rain.  I’m a shameless defender of Portland.


2 Responses to “Portland not as rainy as you would think”

  1. Mark Says:

    This study is misleading. Cities in the SE can get as much rainfall in a 5 minute downpour as Portland gets in 5 dreary, drizzly days. Despite the rainfall stats Seattle & Portland still have far more rainy days per year, and that’s what killed Kurt Cobain.

  2. tomturnbull Says:

    In terms of number of clear days per year:

    Portland is definitely a cloudy, if not rainy, place

    Astoria: 38
    Portland: 68
    Seattle: 71
    Detroit: 75
    Chicago: 84
    Washington DC: 92
    Minneapolis: 95
    Boston: 98
    New York: 107
    Atlanta: 110
    Los Angeles: 147
    San Francisco: 160
    Phoenix: 211
    Source: NOAA

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