Weather Stats

July weighs in as washout in today’s Globe puts numbers on my dock-based rainfall analysis:

  • 6 inches of rain in July, compared to July average of 3.06 inches
    6th wettest July since 1920
    9 July thunderstorms, compared to July average of 4
    21 thunderstorms in seven months of 2008, compared to annual average of 17

Meteorologists predict the heavy weather, caused by “a warm humid air mass hanging over the region,” will continue into August. They are correct so far. I’ve been at the lake for six hours and rain has fallen for about half of them, including a 20-minute burst that ran down the screens in sheets.