Enough already

The wettest November on record and I decide to get a new roof and replace some water damaged siding and eaves on my house.

Between this month and May/June of this year, we’re on track to have one of the wettest years ever. Check out this flood history while you’re waiting for the rain to stop. If the meteorologists are right, today is the last of it for a while.

I grabbed this from the National Weather Service:

National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio, TX
2:58 am CST TUE NOV 23 2004

Record monthly rainfall set at Austin/Camp Mabry.

So far this month, 12.99 inches have fallen. This makes November 2004 the wettest November on record. The previous wettest November was back in 2001 when 10.00 inches fell.

So far this year, 50.83 inches have fallen. This currently makes 2004 the 8th wettest year on record. The all-time wettest year is 1919 when 64.68 inches fell.

The wettest years ahead of 2004 follow:

1. 64.68 – 1919
2. 53.99 – 1900
3. 52.21 – 1991
4. 51.97 – 1888
5. 51.73 – 1921
6. 51.30 – 1957
7. 51.24 – 1923

These totals will increase today. Possibly increasing the rank of 2004.

I’ve been here long enough to remember the December, 1991 floods, but the rest are a little too far back for me.

1 Comment so far

  1. Rantor (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2004 @ 3:05 pm

    The 1981 Memorial Day floods were the scariest looking. There wasn’t a set of outdoor steps in town that wasn’t made invisible and turned into a Niagara Falls. Curtains of roof overflow had to be passed to get onto front porches. Trees were felled all over the place by having their roots undermined. All the effects were caused by torrents falling from the skies from clouds that just plain did not move.

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