Newsplex - Blogs - Weather

October Rain

By: Myles Henderson
By: Myles Henderson

A look back out our rainfall numbers for the month and see how we stack up so far this year.

As we say goodbye to October and hello to November, let's take a look back out our rainfall numbers for the month. Our normal rainfall total for the month is 4.22".

Let's start out at the CHO airport. We saw rainfall 16 of the 31 days for a total of 2.34". The leaves us with a deficit of 1.88" for October. To Madison County... Our weather watcher Larry reports a total of 2.10" for the month. At the McCormick Observatory we had more impressive numbers with a total of 3.47" this month; still a deficit, but of only 0.75".

So where does this put us for the year to date? At McCormick we have received 36.16" through October. The normal is 41.87", a deficit of 5.71".

Good news for November, we started the month with a steady soaking rain of about 1.50". That's about 40% of our normal precip for the month. Hopefully we can finish November in the plus column!

***A big thank you to our Weather Watchers! If you want to become a Weather Watcher just send us an email or a tweet at You don't have to have any fancy equipment, just let us know where you are and what your seeing, temperatures, rainfall, etc.
Read More Blogs

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to


powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability