Fifth Wettest September of Record

September 2012 ended as the 5th wettest September of record with 7.73 inches of precipitation.  The last measurable rainfall of 0.81 inches occurred on the 27th.

The Indianapolis airport experienced a complete reversal of recent rainfall patterns.  After a record low rainfall total of 6.98 inches for the four month period of April 1st through July 31st, more than twice this amount fell in less than one-half of the time.   The rainfall total of 14.24 inches for two month period of August 1st through September 30th was the 5th wettest of record. 

Rainfall totals at the airport for September and August through September were the highest since 2003.

Indianapolis Area Extremes

Wettest Septembers of Record

Years: 1871-2012

 

Rank  Value  Year

  1   10.37  2003

  2    9.33  1926

  3    8.17  1896

  4    8.06  1989

  5    7.73  2012

 

Indianapolis Area Extremes

Wettest August-Septembers of Record

Years: 1871-2012

 

Rank  Value  Year

  1   16.11  1989

  2   15.01  2003

  3   14.80  1921

  4   14.30  1926

  5   14.24  2012

 



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