Friday, May 29, 2015

Rain: Yet another record

The 1.89 inches at Philadelphia International Airport was tops for a Sept. 2.

Rain: Yet another record

We're not sure if this is some kind of record in and of itself, but today marked the sixth time in three months that a daily rain record was set in Philadelphia.

Officially, 1.89 inches of rain landed in the rain gauge at the airport, a few splashes better than the 1.48 of Sept. 2, 2006, now No. 2 on the list.

Daily precipitation records also were set on June 7; June 8; June 10; July 23, and on July 29, the heavy-wet champ as the rainiest day ever, with 8.02 inches measured.

As we've reported, the meteorological summer, the June 1-Aug.31 period, was the wettest since recordkeeping began in Philadelphia in the 1870s.

Since Jan. 1, a total of 44.13 inches of precipitation has fallen since Jan. 1 and already is well over the average for an entire calendar year, which is just under 42 inches.


Inquirer Weather Columnist
About this blog

Tony Wood Inquirer Weather Columnist
Also on
letter icon Newsletter