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Record Breaking Precipitation Continues

A very wet September continues to add up
Posted at 8:46 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 00:05:31-04

GREEN BAY (NBC26) -- Through 8 am this morning, light to heavy rain showers continued to tally up the monthly total for September. We have already broken the old record for the wettest September in Green Bay history last week, now we are just adding to it.

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We are just shy of 9 inches of rainfall. The old record back in 1965 recorded 7.80" of rainfall. To show how extraordinary this is, Green Bay on average sees 29.52" of precipitation. This includes everything from rain, sleet, and snow. In just one month, we have about a third of the whole years precipitation.

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It looks like we will be getting a break from the rain tomorrow but more of it is on the way from Sunday through Wednesday next week. Some computer model projections are showing anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of additional rainfall.

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At this time, if we were to end the the year today, this would be the wettest year on record, looking at every other years precipitation total to today, surpassing the 2018 record we broke last year. However, as we know, the year ends on December 31st. With that being said, if we were to not have a single drop or rain, or snow from now until the end of the year, we would still end up as the 3rd wettest year on record.

We are less than an inch from breaking the 2018 record of the wettest year in Green Bay history, records going back to 1886. With the current projections over the next 5 days, I would not be surprised if we break this record by the beginning of October.