2013 So Far – Wettest Start to a Year in Rochester History!

June 7, 2013 0 Comments

Thanks to Jeff Boyne at NWS La Crosse for compiling the following statistics!

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
546 AM CDT THU JUN 6 2013

...WETTEST START TO A YEAR IN ROCHESTER MN...

THROUGH JUNE 5TH...ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS RECEIVED 
24.30 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION.  THIS IS 11.18 INCHES ABOVE THE 
1981-2010 NORMAL OF 13.12 INCHES. THIS IS THE WETTEST START TO A 
YEAR.  THE PREVIOUS RECORD THROUGH THIS DATE WAS 19.35 INCHES IN 
2001.  THE TABLE BELOW CONTAINS THE TEN WETTEST STARTS TO A YEAR IN 
ROCHESTER MN.

        WETTEST STARTS TO A YEAR
           THROUGH JUNE 5TH
            IN ROCHESTER MN
               1887-2013

              PRECIPITATION
    RANK          TOTAL           YEAR
    ----      -------------       ----
      1       24.30 INCHES        2013
      2       19.35 INCHES        2001
      3       18.46 INCHES        1888
      4       17.15 INCHES        1945
      5       17.10 INCHES        1999
      6       16.84 INCHES        2000
      7       16.49 INCHES        1990
      8       16.40 INCHES        1951
      9       15.69 INCHES        1938
     10       15.48 INCHES        1973  

IN CONTRAST...THERE WAS ONLY 11.03 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION BY THIS 
DATE.
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