2019 Could Be Another Record-Breaking Year For Precipitation

We're only 2 inches behind last year's total at this point

Shelby Cassesse
July 08, 2019 - 10:44 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - With the consistently wet weather, it could be another record-breaking year for precipitation.

With 2019 now past the half-way point, precipitation totals continue to grow and John Darnely of the National Weather Service says the Pittsburgh area has seen more wet weather than usual through the first six months.

“We’ve had 27.14 (inches), the normal for this time of year to date is 20.17 (inches) so that puts us right at 6.97 inches above normal to date,” said Darnely.

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He says while the Pittsburgh area isn't quite on pace to surpass last year's record 57.83 inches of precipitation, there is still a chance it could happen.

Darnely of the Pittsburgh area's mid-year totals are less than last year's for one reason.

“Mainly because we didn’t have as wet as a winter so we had a very wet February last year and we had almost six inches above normal so that’s the reason why were not quite at the same numbers.”

However this year's mid-year totals are only 2 inches behind last year's with plenty of time to set a new precipitation record.

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