Rains End Drought in Much of Indiana

Recent rainfall of 3 to nearly 9 inches in September has ended the summer drought conditions in much of Indiana.  Most of this rainfall has occurred since September 14, with a large share of this rain falling from the 19th through the 25th.  After a dry summer at the Indianapolis airport, rainfall for September is the most since the record wet September of 2003.  Unfortunately, this recent rainfall came too late for many summer crops. 

Indianapolis Area Extremes
Wettest September of Record Since 1871

Rank  Value  Ending Date
  1   10.37    9/30/2003
  2    9.33    9/30/1926
  3    8.17    9/30/1896
  4    8.06    9/30/1989
  5    7.61    9/30/1996
  6    7.54    9/30/1921
  7    7.46    9/30/1895
  8    7.31    9/30/1890
  9    7.18    9/30/1932
 10    6.94    9/30/1879
 11    6.01    9/30/1955
 12    5.89    9/30/1925
 13    5.73    9/30/1966
 14    5.69    9/30/1993
 15    5.68    9/30/1986
 16    5.65    9/30/1972
 17    5.61    9/30/1945
 18    5.33    9/30/1902
 19    5.27    9/30/1933
 20    5.18    9/26/2011 as of NOON EDT

 

Estimated Rainfall from September 13 through 1pm EDT September 26.

Rainfall Since September 12
 



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