Thursday, July 27, 2017

Soggy Summer So Far

You've probably heard about the flooding ongoing recently near Freeport and Pearl City, Machesney Park and Roscoe, and also west in McHenry and Walworth counties. Multiple rounds of heavy rain have battered the Stateline area over the past several weeks...but how much rain have we received?

For Rockford the past couple of months have been 'above average' when it comes to rainfall. A strong 'ring of fire' pattern is what's responsible for the multiples round of strong storms over the Stateline. For the month of July, Rockford is currently at 7.43" which is over four inches above the typical 3.28". If you remember back June was also a soggy month, picking up 7.49". That's a surplus of 2.84" for the month. That brings summer's total (meteorological summer including June, July, and August) to 14.92", a whopping 6.99" above where we should be. To put that in perspective, the summer's typical rainfall is 13.19". We aren't even into August yet, and we are over an inch and a half above SUMMER'S typical rain.

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