Mariton: August Precipitation

September 1, 2012

by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager

August was wetter than July, but not much.  I recorded 3.51 inches of rain during the month.  While this is below the average (4.67”), my spreadsheet shows several years when August received about 3 ½ inches.  Remember a year ago?  August 2011 netted 15.45 inches of rain (thanks in part to Irene).  Contrast that with 2010, when we only received 1.42”.

I was thinking about this the other day.  If we get about an inch of precipitation a week, we end the year near average.  In the winter that would mean 10” of snow a week (for three months?).  Fortunately, our climate patterns are not that regulated.