This year on pace to be one of the wettest years on record

Cbus Weather Nerd

It is incredible to think about, but most of us realize, it has been a very wet year so far.  Even if we did not get a single flake, drop, shower, downpour, we would still finish the year in the 5th spot for the wettest year on record.

However, if we finish the year on a seasonal, or regular note, we should see about another 4″ of precipitation before the year is done.  That would bring our total to about 54.6″ of precip. for the year, and about 1/3″ below the all-time record.

We are not the only lucky ones either, the entire state is running above normal for precipitation this year.  I mention precipitation vs. rainfall because it counts melted snow and rain too.

Above is a radar estimate of rainfall vs normal since November 20th of 2017.  

When you think about it, it is hard not to be above normal when we have had rainfall/precip. totals above normal for 8 of the 11 months this year.  Even the “dry” below normal months, all 3 combined were only .41″ below normal (over a 93 day span in those months).

 PRECIP.VS NORMALSNOWVS NORMAL
JAN2.39″-0.3410.5″1.3
FEB5.25″36.0″-0.1
MAR2.96″-0.063.2″-1
APR5.23″1.862.9″1.8
MAY4.55″0.38  
JUN6.71″2.7  
JUL5.46″0.67  
AUG4.19″0.87  
SEP6.57″3.73  
OCT2.60″-0.01  
NOV4.64″2.531.4″1
totals50.55″15.5324″3

I would say in total, a top 3 finish should be an almost lock, but a top 2 looks quite possible, and if we can somehow squeeze out a slightly above normal finish, we could have the wettest year on record in Columbus.

If you ever have questions about rainfall, precip, snow, climate, or any other weather questions, email me, dmazza@wcmh.com

-Dave

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