National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

...THE SUMMER OF 2013 NOW THE 2ND WETTEST ON RECORD AT CARIBOU...

AN ADDITIONAL 12 HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH (0.12") OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED AT CARIBOU ON AUGUST 28TH. THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL RAINFALL SINCE JUNE 1ST TO 18.90 INCHES...WHICH IS NEARLY 8 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. HERE ARE THE TOP 5 WETTEST SUMMERS (JUNE THROUGH AUGUST) ON RECORD AT CARIBOU:

1. 26.57 INCHES, 2011

2. 18.90 INCHES, 2013*

3. 18.86 INCHES, 1981

4. 17.22 INCHES, 1958

5. 17.09 INCHES, 1954

* THROUGH AUGUST 28TH

 

JUNE 2013 WAS THE 5TH WETTEST ON RECORD WITH 6.06 INCHES OF RAIN...AND WAS FOLLOWED BY THE 2ND WETTEST JULY ON RECORD WITH 7.27 INCHES OF RAIN. SO FAR THIS AUGUST A TOTAL OF 5.57 INCHES OF RAIN HAS BEEN OBSERVED...WHICH EVEN IF THERE WAS NO ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WOULD MAKE THIS AUGUST THE 12TH WETTEST ON RECORD. THE ALL-TIME WETTEST AUGUST (AND MONTH) AT CARIBOU WAS IN 1981 WHEN A TOTAL OF 12.09 INCHES OF RAIN WAS OBSERVED. MORE SHOWERS ARE IN THE FORECAST TO CLOSE OUT THE MONTH ON SATURDAY...AND IF ANOTHER 6 TENTHS OF AN INCH (0.60") FALLS BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE MONTH THIS AUGUST WOULD GO DOWN IN THE RECORD BOOKS AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN WETTEST.