The rainfall numbers differ between agencies and locations measured, but it is safe to say it rained a lot starting Saturday night into Sunday in Kittitas County.

The ballpark number is about 2 inches of rainfall in 24 hours.

The rain storm that hit Kittitas County Saturday night dropped 1.43 inches of rain in Ellensburg in a 24-hour period with .85 of that coming in a six-hour span, according to weather measurements taken in Ellensburg by the National Weather Service.

National Weather Service measurements for Ellensburg are taken at Bowers Field.

The 1.43 inches was for a 24-hour period ending at 4:53 a.m. Sunday.

Over the next 24-hour period ending this morning at 4:53 a.m., another .46 inch of rain was recorded, putting the two-day total at 1.89 inches.

The Ellensburg Waste Water station recorded 2.13 inched of rain between 8 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, with another .13 over the next 24 hours.

Doug Weber of the weather service in Pendleton, Ore., said a weather spotter in Cle Elum recorded 2.07 inches of rain at a home gauge between Saturday night and Sunday.

The weather service does not keep track of record amounts for Ellensburg, but the 1.06 inches of rainfall Saturday for Yakima was a record for May.

Managing Editor, Daily Record


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