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As I've mentioned in previous months' weather summaries, one can always be assured of the fact that at the moment you think you have it all figured out, you don't. On a personal level, that is probably what drives my fascination with weather. It is constantly changing and seldom does what I expect...
  After starting the first part of the year with moderately significant rainfall deficits, we finally have overcome this with the fourth-straight month in a row of above-normal rainfall.  The August monthly total was not only slightly above normal, but well above normal with almost 5 1/2 inches of...
  Summer rainfall, unlike spring or fall showers, tends to come in what can probably best be described as "large packages.”  While there are certainly fewer rainfall events, the amounts with those events tend to be higher, given the fact that they usually are brought by thunderstorms.  This was no...
  Severe thunderstorms were certainly at the forefront of June weather for what has been a fairly lackluster severe storm season to this point.  The first event occurred Friday night/Saturday morning, July 19 and 20,with hail primarily being the issue Friday night and a second set of strong storms...
  For those of you not sure what that wet stuff was that fell in the month of May, you are forgiven. Following the previous 10 months of below normal precipitation, the emergence of an abundance of rain — yes, rain — was a strange but welcome sight to behold.  Nearly 4 1/2 inches of rain fell in...
  While the old adage, “April showers bring May flowers,” is true of most years that cannot be said of this year.  I was mulling over some new adages that might have been more appropriate like “April drought brings May burnout” or “April dry causes May flowers to go bye-bye,” but nothing seemed...

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