Record-breaking rainfall recorded at Malin Head on day of Donegal floods

first_imgMet Eireann has revealed in its annual report that Malin Head saw the worst summer rainfall in 62 years on August 22nd – the day that flash floods devastated the north west.The Malin Head weather station recorded 77.2 mm of rainfall in one day last August, the station’s wettest summer day in 62 years, with 63.0mm falling in a 6-hour period.Across Ireland, Met Eireann found that the majority of annual rainfall totals were below their Long-Term Average. The first half of the year was drier than normal, with a wetter than normal second half to the year. Malin Head also had the highest average wind speeds of the year, registering a mean of 15.1 knots (28.0 km/h) in 2017.The highest average winds speeds for December were recorded at Malin Head too, with a monthly mean of 16.9 knots (31.3 km/h).The highest wind gust of the month was 67 knots (124.1 km/h) reported at Malin Head. The Donegal station had the lowest number of days with ground frost in December, with 4 days of frost at Malin compared to 21 days at Dublin’s Phoenix Park.The Met Eireann annual report charts a near-average year for temperature and rainfall apart from notable events such as the Donegal floods and Storm Ophelia. “October was notable for storm Ophelia, an extra-tropical cyclone which made landfall on the 16th, bringing violent storm force winds to Munster, and strong gale force winds to many areas with destructive gusts widely” the report said. Record-breaking rainfall recorded at Malin Head on day of Donegal floods was last modified: January 4th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Inishowen FloodingMalin HeadMet EireannStorm Opheliaweatherlast_img read more

Battle Ground council member to run for Clark County Council

first_imgBattle Ground City Councilmember Adrian Cortes has announced he’s running for Clark County Council in a special election this fall.His announcement came in the form of a press release issued Tuesday indicating he would seek the seat currently held by Republican county Councilor Gary Medvigy representing a largely rural district that includes Camas and Washougal.Medvigy was appointed to the council in January when Eileen Quiring vacated the position after winning her race for council chair.Cortes could not be reached for comment. The press release highlighted his roots in Clark County and community engagement while broadly outlining the issues he says are facing the county.“I have seen our region transform and grow, but I am concerned about our direction. We have seen county government suffer from a host of challenging issues; whether it’s higher property taxes, property rights threatened or poor management of county resources,” Cortes said in the statement. “I hear you and I am ready to lead.”The press release does not mention Cortes’ party affiliation, but filings with the state Public Disclosure Commission indicate he will run as a Democrat. Medvigy, a former California Superior Court judge and Army general, has filed with the Public Disclosure Commission to run. Filings show neither has raised any money. Whoever wins the race will have to run again in 2020 for a full term.Cortes is in his second term on the Battle Ground City Council and also serves as the chair of the C-Tran Board of Directors. In the press release, Cortes stated he has “championed policies that have kept Battle Ground the most affordable community in our region.” He mentioned support of reducing the city debt and a “pay-as-you-go approach” and “sound oversight of taxpayer dollars.”last_img read more