10 September 2007

It's Official...A Very Soggy Summer!

Courtesy of the National Weather Service...

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:18 PM CDT on September 10, 2007

... August 2007 was the wettest August on record for Madison...
... August 2007 was the wettest calendar month ever for Madison...
... Meteorological Summer 2007 was the wettest Summer ever for
Madison...

For the month of August 2007... 15.18 inches of rain fell at Truax
field in Madison. This smashed the previous record rainfall for
August... which was 9.49 inches... set back in 1980.

The 15.18 inches for August 2007 also smashed the record for the
wettest calendar month ever in Madison... which was 10.93
inches... set back in July 1950.

The 22.69 inches that fell during meteorological Summer of
2007... the months of June... July... and August... was also the wettest
ever in Madison. The previous wettest meteorological Summer in
Madison was 21.58 inches... set back in 1993.

Below is the list of the top 5 wettest calendar months in Madison...

1... 15.18 inches... **aug 2007**
2... 10.93 inches... Jul 1950
3... 10.84 inches... may 2004
4... 10.69 inches... Sep 1915
5... 10.34 inches... Sep 1941

Below is the list of the top 10 wettest meteorological Summers in
Madison...

1... 22.69 inches... **2007**
2... 21.58 inches... 1993
3... 21.21 inches... 1880
4... 19.86 inches... 1950
5... 19.20 inches... 1883
6... 18.82 inches... 1885
7... 18.30 inches... 1884
8... 17.29 inches... 1882
9... 16.86 inches... 1981
10... 16.41 inches... 1952

Weather records have been kept in Madison since 1871.
The one little irony here that I would like to point out is that during the wettest meteorological summer of record, we spent a good chunk of the summer in official drought conditions, while the second wettest meteorological summer was in 1993 when the entire upper Midwest was under water.

2 comments:

Marianne said...

aha! You got your geek on again!
We've been getting plenty of rain, again, for the past two weeks but this morning it was 65F (ahhhh) and the sun is trying to peek out (another ahhhhh).

and yes, that IS ironic.

Namma said...

Aha! So you did exceed 15 inches, officially. Quite a record (actually, more than one record broken)...so you can tell BB that he was born following "the big rain" in Madison.