The seemingly constant rain this summer prompted us to look up whether July 2009 is shaping up to be a historically wet July. At 7.27 inches of rain so far (as of the end of Wednesday), we're more than 3 inches above the average -- but we're still not quite into the top 10 wettest Albany months on record. (We'd need another .75 inches or so to make the list.)
But we came across something interesting while looking up the numbers: a historically wet year has become common during this decade. Check it out...
Five of the 10 wettest years locally have occurred during this decade.
2009's total so far: 23.35
All data from the National Weather Service. The historical records start in 1874.
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