Trending Now

PHOTOS: Creeks Turn to Rivers as Northwest Flooding Continues

By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
October 2, 2013; 4:18 AM ET
Share |

Drenching rains spreading across the Northwest have been flooding creeks into rivers and popping manhole covers off of sewers.

An NWS-trained spotter near Coos Bay in Oregon recorded 6.21 inches of rain in two days. Mesonet recorded a 72-mph wind gust in Lincoln City, Ore., on Sept. 30. The Oregon Department of Highways has been reporting downed trees and debris across many parts of the state as the storms continue.

On Monday, this September became the wettest September on record for Seattle, Wash. The city recorded 6.05 inches of rain for the month.

According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Jason Nicholls, "The moisture and energy for Pabuk was absorbed into the system impacting the Northwest. The influx of this moisture rich feature added to an already wet system led to heavy rainfall. "

RELATED
Northwest Interactive Radar
Typhoon Pabuk Contributes to Flooding Rain in the Northwest
East Pacific Hurricane Center

Ariana Saraha wrote, "View from my front door ~ swollen creek looks like a river."

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.