It's been a rainy month. We've already had 4.39" of rain in June, and that's not including our rain this morning. Here's some numbers for comparison.
So far (2013) - 4.39"
June Average - 3.93"
June Record - 9.93" (2004)
10th wettest June - 6.49" (1894)
Record number of days with at least 0.01" of rain - 10
Number of days with 0.01" so far - 7 (including today)
The longer range forecast models suggest a pattern that would bring us at least a chance of rain just about every day next week. If that happens, it's possible we break the number of days in June with rain, and make the top 10 wettest Junes on record.
This is a 8-14 day precipitation outlook from the Climate Prediction Center. The "A" over the green area stands for "Above Average" - meaning all the areas in green have a higher probability of getting rain days 8 through 14 from when the map was issued (June 16th).
The good news is we're close to 4.5" above the average annual rainfall so far. Typically rain rates drop dramatically toward the middle of Summer through the Fall season, so having full water tables is a plus going into the next season. If we maintain this frequencey of rain into July, let's hope we don't get any tropical system to dump even more water on us and cause flooding.
This comes from the Climate Prediction Center, and the data is derived from a callaboration of departments to determine what our current drought status is. The entire eastern half of the country has had plenty of rain through the first half of 2013.