|4.5" more rain from 9/23 to 9/29.|
Our massive rainfall started in late August with Hurricane Irene. Our backyard rain gauge recorded 5.5" of rain from the hurricane. Tropical Storm Lee merged with a low pressure area over the Ohio Valley, that stuck around - much like this week's system. Lee brought us 11.5" of rain. That's 17 inches in 2 weeks. In the 2 weeks following, heavy thunderstorms dropped 5 more inches of rain on us, totaling 22"! Now, since last Friday we add another 4.5" to get a total of 26.5" in ONE MONTH. The average rainfall per month is 4 inches.
In one month, we've received 6 1/2 months of rainfall. No wonder there are mushrooms growing all over the place