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September 21, 2013
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Roseburg: Rainfall sets record

A broad low-pressure area brought heavy rains to Douglas County this weekend, breaking a daily record Friday and closing in on one Saturday.

At the Roseburg Municipal Airport, .59 inches of precipitation were recorded Friday, Sept. 20, breaking the previous record of .39 inches set in 1959. And as of 5 p.m. Saturday, .47 inches had fallen since midnight, closing in on the record for Sept. 21 of .52 inches set in 1972.

In spite of the records, meteorologist Marc Spilde of the National Weather Service’s Medford office said it’s not unusual for rain to hit Southern Oregon this early in the fall.

“I wouldn’t call it atypical at all,” he said.

He said the front will move eastward overnight and another one will move in today, bringing rain that should land sometime between 4 and 6 p.m.

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The News-Review Updated Sep 26, 2013 12:16PM Published Sep 21, 2013 08:12PM Copyright 2013 The News-Review. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.