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January: plenty wet and snow

It rained and rained and rained last month and in between it snowed. Rain fell 27 days, including snow. There was no school Jan. 14-15. Last month’s 5.9” of rain was 1.8” more than the century’s average of 4.1”, or 44% above. It was the third wettest January since 2000 and one of five years of over 5”. Six of the 11 years of 4” or more of rain have been since 2011. The highest rainfall was 6.5” in 2006. This century there have been 15 years of at least 3” of rain.

There was 1.4” of rain Jan. 5-7 and again the 27-31. Another 1.1” fell Jan. 10-12, for 2.5” Jan. 5-12. The month ended with 1.9” or...


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