Would You Like an Umbrella, Washington, D.C.?

December 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. has managed to break its own 129-year-old record of the wettest year ever recorded.


According to the Washington Post article, ‘Drench city: 2018 is now Washington’s wettest year ever recorded,’ Washington, D.C. has received 62.79-inches of rain so far this year, breaking the previous record by 1.46-inches. The record was set all the way back in 1889! But there are about two weeks left of the year, and with the long-term average that usually measured at around 40-inches, this seems to be just a trend of increasing rainfall that we can start to expect to be the norm in coming decades. In fact, the National Climate Assessment our federal government released in November also predicts more record-breaking downpours to come.


If you want to get some perspective in this, other cities whose yearly average is close to this new record held in Washington, D.C. include Miami and New Orleans! Even looking at other cities that are well-known for their rainfall, like Seattle and London, will actually surprise most people, as the average annual rainfall amounts in Seattle and London are 37-inches and 23-inches, respectively. And if you are a numbers person, we have had eight calendar days of record rainfall this year, and twenty-three days so far this year with at least 1-inch of rain.


This is a lot of water!

For more statistics on this matter, or to read the full article, please see the link here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/12/15/drenched-city-is-now-washingtons-wettest-year-ever-recorded/?utm_term=.ba7a8262346c

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