Rain… Where Are We?July 12th, 2012 at 8:17 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
For the title of the blog I mean where are we in terms of rainfall for the month and year. Well, we picked up about 1 and 3/4″ from yesterday’s rain at Norfolk International. That includes the rain that fell before 3am. Many other areas on the southside, however, picked up about 3-5″ of rain. So at the airport we’ve had up 2.07″ for the month already which is about a half inch above average. For the year we’ve had 23.81″ so far. This is about 0.9″ above the average. So we are doing pretty good for rainfall on the southside. However, there are parts of the Peninsula northward that still really need some rain.
Elizabeth City didn’t get much rain yesterday. Less than a tenth of an inch. So they are at 2 inches for the month which is 0.14″ above the average rainfall. They are over 2″ above the average for the year at 25.56″.
We had some downpours over mainland Dare county this morning as well as over Manteo. They probably picked up about 1-2 inches of rain. My weather watcher Greg in Currituck said that they could still use some rain down there to help the crops.
Overall, the weather will be drier from here into the weekend, but isolated showers are not out of the question. Especially over North Carolina which is closer to the stationary front. Luckily some people are getting some drought relief over other parts of the southeast with scattered showers and storms from Tennessee and Mississippi to North Carolina today.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler