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A Soggy Start!

We might still be in the first week of July, but we've already had some impressive rainfall totals here in Charlottesville.

As I write this blog, I can't help but think back to the summer of 2010 and how incredibly hot and dry it was. Although we have had some hot weather so far this summer, we haven't seen anything that compares to the heat of last year. We have also seen much more in the way of rainfall and I'll use the first few days of July as an example.

All of these numbers come to me courtesy of the good folks at the McCormick Observatory, where all of the official weather records for Charlottesville are kept. Looking at the first five days of the month, we have already received 2.48" of rain. This is nearly HALF of the monthly average! Average rainfall for the entire month of July would be 5.32". The month of July has the highest average precipitation, mainly due to the development of scattered storms that can sometimes drop torrential amounts of rain. Unfortunately, sometimes the rain comes down so hard and so fast that it runs off and isn't able to sink into the ground. That's how we can have so much rain, yet still have low water levels and water tables.

Regardless, I think it's nice to see things leafy and green here in central Virginia, compared to all of the brown lawns and withering gardens that we had last year. Hopefully we can keep the trend going as we go deeper into the summer.

Until next time,

Brantley

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