August Rainfall Records

the rainfall has been very heavy this month across a large portion
of the region, which has led to areas of flooding. The rain totals
have been climbing the records list as well at some sites.
 
The following is a ranking of some of our climate sites. Allentown, 
Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey are now ranked amongst their 
respective top 10 wettest August's. 
 
 
     ...Philadelphia...
 
Wettest augusts
---------------
1) 13.00 inches in August 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) 13.00 inches in August 2011 * 
3) 12.09 inches in September 1882
4) 11.50 inches in August 2011
5) 11.49 inches in August 1873
records date back to 1872.
 
 
     ...Trenton...
 
Wettest augusts
---------------
1)  14.10 inches in August 1955
2)  11.98 inches in August 1911
3)  10.67 inches in August 1902
4)  10.58 inches in August 1910
5)  10.13 inches in August 1901
6)  10.09 inches in August 1933
7)  10.07 inches in August 2009
8)   9.81 inches in August 1904
9)   9.66 inches in August 1921
10)  8.69 inches in August 2011 *
records date back to 1865.
 
 
     ...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)  7.76 inches in August 2011 *
10) 7.49 inches in August 1927
records date back to 1922.
 
 
Here are some more monthly rainfall totals of 10 inches or greater 
across our forecast area in August 2011.
 
Rainfall   location               County     state   source
14.35    upr Deerfield 1.7 SW   Cumberland    NJ     cocorahs
14.11    Seabrook farms         Cumberland    NJ     coop
13.99    Hammonton              Atlantic      NJ     coop
13.70    Franklin TWP 2.7 W     Gloucester    NJ     cocorahs
13.55    Rockledge 1.3 se       Philadelphia  PA     cocorahs
13.13    Freehold TWP 1.0 WNW   Monmouth      NJ     cocorahs
13.08    Penndel 1.1 WSW        Bucks         PA     cocorahs
12.81    Philadelphia 4.7 NE    Philadelphia  PA     cocorahs
12.80    nether prov. 0.4 ESE   Delaware      PA     cocorahs
12.73    Berlin TWP 0.6 WNW     Camden        NJ     cocorahs
12.63    Winslow TWP 3.5 W      Camden        NJ     cocorahs
12.31    Ardmore 0.5 NW         Montgomery    PA     cocorahs 
12.27    Plymouth mtg 1.5 ESE   Montgomery    PA     cocorahs
11.90    Cranbury TWP 1.4 SW    Middlesex     NJ     cocorahs
11.80    Sicklerville           Camden        NJ     mesonet
11.71    Neshaminy Falls        Bucks         PA     coop
11.66    hope                   Warren        NJ     mesonet
11.64    Franklin TWP 4.5 NW    Somerset      NJ     cocorahs
11.61    Bernards TWP 0.7 NW    Somerset      NJ     cocorahs
11.54    ocean TWP 0.8 se       Monmouth      NJ     cocorahs
11.48    Greenwich TWP 1.3 NE   Cumberland    NJ     cocorahs
11.40    Howell TWP 2.5 W       Monmouth      NJ     cocorahs
11.35    Hillsborough 4.7 ESE   Somerset      NJ     cocorahs
11.31    Freehold-Marlboro      Monmouth      NJ     coop 
11.20    Princeton TWP 2.2 SSE  Mercer        NJ     cocorahs
11.18    Holmdel TWP 0.7 E      Monmouth      NJ     cocorahs
11.16    Woolwich TWP 3.2 SSE   Gloucester    NJ     cocorahs
11.02    Atsion                 Burlington    NJ     coop  
10.97    Burlington 1.7 E       Burlington    NJ     cocorahs           
10.96    Conshohocken           Montgomery    PA     coop
10.94    Hightstown             Mercer        NJ     coop
10.85    Montgomery TWP 3.0 NE  Somerset      NJ     cocorahs
10.72    Blackbird - nerr stn   New Castle    de     deos
10.71    Mantua TWP 1.5 E       Gloucester    NJ     cocorahs 
10.62    Woodstown 0.6 NW       Salem         NJ     cocorahs
10.60    Denville TWP 2.0 NNE   Morris        NJ     cocorahs
10.58    Palmerton 3.9 NE       Carbon        PA     cocorahs
10.51    Chapman 6.6 NW         Carbon        PA     cocorahs
10.51    Franklin Institute     Philadelphia  PA     coop
10.43    Montgomery TWP 1.8 NNE Somerset      NJ     cocorahs
10.40    Townsend - rec stn     New Castle    de     deos
10.22    Ewing TWP 0.8 ESE      Mercer        NJ     cocorahs 
10.18    Palmerton 5.8 NE       Carbon        PA     cocorahs 
10.11    Clayton 6.6 W          New Castle    de     cocorahs
10.09    Red Bank 1.3 NW        Monmouth      NJ     cocorahs
10.04    Randolph TWP 0.8 W     Morris        NJ     cocorahs
9.99     Cream Ridge            Monmouth      NJ     mesonet
 
 
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