Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some Records Broken

It's been a very wet day across Region 8. As of 9:55 PM, we have had 2.91" of rain at the Jonesboro Airport. This sets a new record for the most rain to fall on July 21st. Because of the clouds and rain, we also set another record. The high temperature of 73° is the coolest high temperature on record for July 21st.

This wet pattern has many people wondering if this will go down as one of the wettest Julys on record. Well, we will have to see. The wettest Julys on record in Jonesboro standup like this:

6.80"- 1994
6.58"- 1957

As of right now, we have had 5.07" of rain this month. This is not even in the Top 15. With that said, we still have several days to go. We'll see what happens. Stay tuned!

Big thanks to Jim Belles at NWS in Memphis for some help on these climate numbers!


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