Saturday, August 1, 2009

Record Setting July

I'm amazed at how many hummingbirds have been at the feeder lately. All this rain has limited the number of real blossoms.

August began on a rainy note. Early morning and midday thundershowers left us with about a half inch of rain. July turned out to be a real record breaker. A number of communities set all-time records for rainfall in July. Little Rock airport well over 11 inches breaking the old record that has stood since 1891. Records have been kept in Little Rock for 130 years. July also went down as the coolest since 1968. Little Rock had an average temperature of 79 degrees, which was 3.4 degrees below normal.

Another note on rainfall.....7 months into the year we are more than 14 inches above normal for rainfall. Little known fact - Little Rock gets more rain on average that Seattle. We get on average 49 inches a year and Seattle picks up just under 39 inches. The difference is we have rain on average of 104 days a year and Seattle see rain on 158 days. By contrast Dallas gets about 29 inches a year.

No tropiclal weather to talk about so far this season.


Kelly said...

We've had our share of rain and storms over the past week or so. Today has been warm and humid, but no rain. Don't think there's any in the forecast for the next few days, either.

Interesting tidbit about the rainfall in LR vs Seattle.

Pam said...

Unusually rainy July in my backyard, also. The yards, plants, shrubs and flowers are lush!

Today, however, I'm beginning to pay for the cool, wet days.......