Soggy June

albany area precipitation 2015 Jan-June

This year's weather had been tracking along a path toward one of the driest years on record for the Albany area.

Then June happened.

The chart above was generated on the NWS Albany website -- it shows the normal accumulated precipitation for January through June (brown line), the accumulation for 2015 (green), and the highest and lowest accumulated precipitations on record (blue and red). You can see how this June marked a significant upturn in local rainfall.

June's rainfall total was 6.7 inches -- almost three inches more than the typical amount for the month. It was one of the wetter Junes on record for the Albany area.

This year is still about 3 inches (about 17 percent) short of the typical rainfall total to date for the Albany area.

For weather nerds: The NWS Albany website now has an easy-to-use option for looking up local historical weather data and generate graphs from it.

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