Rain, finally

albany precipitation accumulation 2016 through July

See the upturn in this year's line there at the end? That's this past weekend.

Update: And when it rains, it pours -- the storm overnight Monday to Tuesday dropped another 1+ inches of rain on parts of the area.

Update update: Here are unofficial rainfall totals for the last three days from NWS -- the NWS Albany office reported 5.34 inches of rain.

Both 2016 and this summer had been abnormally dry here. And then this past weekend happened.

The Albany area picked up more than three inches of rain over the weekend -- including more than two-and-a-half inches on Sunday, a record for the date, according to the National Weather Service.

This summer is now ahead of the typical precipitation pace. And the year as a whole is just about three inches (about 14 percent) off the normal total.

Earlier on AOA: A peek at our possible future climate

graph via NWS Albany website


Got almost 5" of rain at my house in Colonie

Curious to see the totals from last night and what that brings the overall total to here in the last few days.

Using "normal" or "typical" to describe the rainfall not correct. Perhaps the total has reached average, but the manner in which we are receiving precipitation is not normal nor typical. Go back in history and see how rainfall trended, amount per hour, duration, etc., then do the comparison. Or just ask an old farmer, I'm sure they can let you know things sure ain't like they used to be...

ace - sure, water was wetter those days!

As for me, I am seeing a pattern of rainfall at the end of month going on for quite some time - as if weather tries to complete monthly raining task after a few weeks of doing nothing.

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