Mariton: Wet Again
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
Monthly rainfall totals at Mariton were below average starting in August. However, the year’s total stayed just above average, thanks to a wet first half of the year (you just might remember a bit of snow during the first quarter).
November had above average rainfall, ending the month with 4.12 inches (average is 3.36’”). The 5 inches of snow that started the day before Thanksgiving is what tipped the scales from a deficit month to an above average month. That snow was preceded by a lot of rain, because when I melted the slush there was a total of 1.17 inches of liquid precipitation.
It looks like we are headed for an average year, precipitation-wise, for 2014.