Mariton: Wet Again

December 3, 2014

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.