Thursday, August 15, 2013

Third wettest summer on record at Caribou, Maine

...The summer of 2013 is now the 3rd wettest on record at Caribou...

Another 0.21" of rain has been observed at Caribou today, 8/14. This pushes the summer of 2013 into 3rd place for the wettest summer on record. A total of 17.26 inches of rain has been observed since June 1st, which is over 8 inches above normal. Only the summer of 1981 with a total of 18.86 inches, and the summer of 2011 with a total of 26.57 inches were any wetter. The meteorological summer is defined as the 3-month period of June through August. There is still more than half of August to go, so there is a good chance that this will end up as the 2nd wettest summer on record at Caribou.