Local Rainfall Records for August

 

...Record monthly rainfall at Philadelphia Pennsylvania...
 
Philadelphia...through 5 am Friday August 19...has received a 
monthly total rainfall of 12.34 inches... surpassing the previous 
August record of 12.10 inches established in 1911. 
 
The next monthly record to be exceeded at Philadelphia is the all 
time monthly amount of 13.07 inches that occurred during September 
1999. 
 
...Record monthly rain in parts of our area for August 2011...
 
Rain has been very heavy this month across a large portion of our 
region, which has led to areas of flooding. This includes northeast 
Maryland...northern Delaware...southwest New Jersey into 
Philadelphia as well as parts of the Lehigh Valley and much of 
northern New Jersey. Totals have been 300 to 600 percent of normal! 
 
The following is a ranking of some of the climate sites. Thus far, 
Philadelphia has received the most and established a new record.  
Totals will continue to grow through this weekend and then again 
later next week. 
 
     ...Philadelphia...
 
Wettest augusts
---------------
1) 12.34 inches as of 5 am August 19 2011
2) 12.10 inches in August 1911
3) 11.49 inches in August 1873
4) 10.29 inches in August 2009
5)  9.84 inches in August 1933
 
Wettest months
--------------
1) 13.07 inches in September 1999
2) 12.34 inches in August 2011 as of 5am the 19th. 
3) 12.09 inches in September 1882
4) 11.50 inches in August 2011
5) 11.49 inches in August 1873
 
 
The data below may be updated today
 
     ...Trenton...
 
Wettest augusts
---------------
1) 10.07 inches in August 2009
2)  6.56 inches in August 2011 
3)  4.34 inches in August 2004
4)  4.06 inches in August 2002
5)  3.53 inches in August 1945
 
 
     ...Mount Pocono...
 
Wettest augusts
---------------
1) 10.78 inches in August 2004
2)  5.99 inches in August 2009
3)  5.62 inches in August 2006
4)  5.58 inches in August 2011
5)  5.28 inches in August 2003
 
 
     ...Allentown...
 
Wettest augusts
---------------
1) 12.10 inches in August 1955
2) 11.00 inches in August 1933
3)  9.95 inches in August 1928
4)  9.42 inches in August 1974
5)  9.25 inches in August 1971
6)  8.95 inches in August 1978
7)  8.74 inches in August 1942
8)  8.43 inches in August 1982
9)  7.49 inches in August 1927
10) 7.09 inches in August 1987
11) 7.01 inches in August 1954
12) 6.69 inches in August 2011
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