Rainfall Ample Rain, Snow Make Loads Of Summer Grass And Brush By Anna King • Mar 13, 2017 Listen Listening... / The Northwest has had above-average snowpack and rain in many areas this winter. That’s good -- it’s wiped out drought. But all that water has wildland fire managers concerned about the terrain’s greening cheatgrass. Storms Hit Pacific Northwest Hard With February Rain By Paige Browning • Feb 16, 2016 Nick Kenrick, / Creative Commons Listen Listening... / 0:49 Two storm fronts over the weekend caused flooding and broke a few rainfall records in the Northwest. More Rain On The Way For Portland-Vancouver Area By Conrad Wilson • Dec 8, 2015 gsloan / / FLICKR Creative Commons Listen Listening... / 0:45 The Portland-Vancouver metro area saw as much as four inches of rain Monday, and more is on the way.