Friday, August 19, 2016

More Rainfall Records

I'm afraid we're going to break more rainfall records before the year is up.  Right now, we are tied with 1910 for the 10th wettest summer on record and we're closing in on the top 10 wettest Augusts on record

Yearly rainfall is off the charts too.  We're almost 15 inches above average and we still have more than 4 months to go.  It's also worth noting, November is typically the wettest month of the year according to climo.

If we just have average rainfall through the rest of the year, we'll only be 1.16'' short of breaking into the top 10 wettest years on record.

We'll have areas of heavy rain and storms late tonight and Saturday as a new front moves into the state.  This will introduce a better air mass with less humidity.  The rain chances will go away for a few days, but should return later next week.




Rainfall amounts for Little Rock.

June 1.83''
July 7.37''
August 6.60''

Total so far this summer as of Wednesday August 19th - 15.80''


TOP 10 WETTEST SUMMERS 
BY SEASONAL PRECIPITATION 
1. 1888 – 22.16” 
2. 1971 – 20.29” 
3. 1895 – 19.34” 
4. 1879 – 19.04” 
5. 1966 – 18.69” 
6. 1886 – 17.56” 
7. 2009 – 17.48” 
8. 1878 – 17.16” 
9. 1959 – 15.81” 
10. 1910 – 15.80” 



TOP 10 WETTEST AUG 
BY MONTHLY PRECIPITATION 
1. 1966 - 14.46" 
2. 1888 - 11.13" 
3. 1915 - 10.33" 
4. 1911 - 8.88" 
5. 1927 - 8.81" 
6. 1971 - 8.62" 
7. 1950 - 7.59" 
8. 1879 - 7.43" 
9. 1921 - 7.08" 
10. 1991 - 6.78" 

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