2011 became the wettest year on record after the Dec. 4-5 heavy rainfall

At Evansville, the year-to-date rainfall as of Dec. 6 was 67.39 inches. This surpassed the previous record precipitation for a year. The old record was 66.18, set in 2006. Records at Evansville date back to 1897.

At Paducah, the year-to-date rainfall as of Dec. 6 was 72.58 inches. This surpassed the previous record precipitation for a year. The old record was 70.58, set in 1950. Records at Paducah date back to 1937.

A heavy rainfall event on December 4th and 5th caused minor flooding problems around the region. Numerous roads were under water or closed.

The following are storm-total rainfall amounts for the multi-day event...

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1129 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2011
...RAINFALL TOTALS FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

HERE ARE SOME RAINFALL TOTALS FROM ACROSS THE QUAD STATE REGION FOR
THE RAIN EVENT FROM LATE SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH THIS (TUESDAY)
MORNING.
AIRPORTS
CAPE GIRARDEAU  3.24  CARBONDALE      2.21  EVANSVILLE     3.40
PADUCAH         5.02  POPLAR BLUFF    3.29  OWENSBORO      3.31
KENTUCKY COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...
BENTON          5.57  CALVERT CITY 1S 4.94  PARADISE       3.78
KENTUCKY AUTOMATED GAGES...
BARKLEY DAM     3.99  BENTON          4.94  CALHOUN/LOCK 2 3.97
CADIZ           3.56  CANTON          4.06  COBB           2.59
GREENVILLE      3.20  HOPKINSVILLE    2.10  LBL RAWS       4.80
PADUCAH (RVR)   4.10  PRINCETON       2.90
INDIANA COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...
MOUNT VERNON    3.07  NEWBURGH L/D 3.41     STENDAL 3.10
INDIANA AUTOMATIC GAGES...
EVANSVILLE      3.46
ILLINOIS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...
CAIRO           4.86  GRAND CHAIN/53  4.66 MOUNT VERNON    1.67
PINCKNEYVILLE   1.36  SHAWNEETOWN     3.20
ILLINOIS AUTOMATIC GAGES...
BEAN RIDGE      3.71  BIG MUDDY SUB   1.48  BONNIE         1.39
CAIRO (RIVER)   3.46  CARMI(MAIN ST)  2.69  CASEY FORK     1.35
CRAB ORCHARD    2.98  DIXON SPRINGS   4.22  GRAND TOWER    1.52
MOUNT CARMEL    2.44  MOUNT VERNON    1.37  MURPHYSBORO    2.19
PLUMFIELD       1.87  REND LAKE       1.36  WALTONVILLE    1.24
WAYNE CITY      1.71
MISSOURI COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS...
JACKSON         3.07  NEW MADRID      4.24  PERRYVILLE      1.45
ZALMA           3.00
MISSOURI AUTOMATED GAGES...
BIRDS POINT     4.19  CAPE GIRARDEAU  2.48  CLEARWATER DAM  0.81
COMMERCE        4.22  DONIPHAN RAWS   2.80  DONIPHAN (RVR)  2.03
FISK            2.87  MENFRO          1.29  GREENVILLE      2.48
PATTERSON       2.38  PRICE LANDING   3.22  POPLAR BLUFF    3.29
VAN BUREN       2.31  WAPPAPELLO DAM  2.14



THIS DATA WAS FURNISHED BY THE COOPERATION OF THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE...THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS...AND THE U.S.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY. THIS DATA MAY CONTAIN ERRORS AND SHOULD
BE USED WITH CAUTION.


Return to Latest News

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.