Rainfall ahead of last year; still second driest on recordFront Page - Published on: August 04, 2012
The precipitation total recorded so far this year for Lamesa already is more than two inches ahead of last year’s final tally, but 2012 still remains the second driest year on record.
On the brighter side, at this point last year Lamesa only had received 0.75 of an inch of precipitation compared to 5.86 inches this year.
To move out of that number two spot as the driest year on record, Lamesa needs to receive more than 1.2 inches of precipitation between now and Dec. 31.
Although no rainfall was recorded in August last year, the last four months of the year had a combined total of 2.73 inches of precipitation. More than three-fourths of last year’s total rainfall was recorded in the months of September, October, November and December.
May still remains the wettest month in Lamesa so far this year with its 3.04 inches of precipitation, which accounts for more than half of the total for the year.
So far June has been the driest month this year with only 0.11 of an inch, but at least that much precipitation has been recorded every month so far this year.
Only four months – February, March, June and July – recorded any precipitation the first seven months of 2011.
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