Wettest Start to October on Record for Most of East Kentucky

For many observing sites across eastern Kentucky, this has been the wettest start to October on record! The map below shows accumulated rainfall through 7 am October 17th.

Let's dig a little deeper and look at a few observing sites across the area to see how this October ranks in the record books:

Here at NWS Jackson, KY, we received 6.41" of rain through midnight last night. The normal amount is 1.70". This is the wettest first 16 days of October since records began in 1981.

At the London-Corbin Airport, 6.73" of rain fell through midnight last night. The normal amount 1.51". This is also the wettest first 16 days of October since records began there in 1954.

An even more impressive 8.20" of rain has fallen at our cooperative weather observing station in Williamsburg. The normal amount there is 1.67". So far, that makes this October the second wettest since records began there in 1892. The year of 1919 saw 8.42" of rain during the first 17 days of the month, which is the record.

Find even more rainfall data for locations near you at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/climate/xmacis.php?wfo=jkl.



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