A damp decade

sky in puddleThe 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.

Comments

Only 23.35?! I thought it would have been much more.

Glad to see the table will be updated every 5 minutes - I'm checking back regularly just in case!

So, it's been downpouring all morning... think we got that 3/4 of an inch yet?

We have already had 2.15 inches today, as of 1PM. We have not only broken the record for the wettest July, but it is now the second wettest month on record. September 1999 was the wettest at 11.06".

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