March Surplus

After a few dry months, the tables have turned and March will go down in the books with a rainfall surplus!

It seems like we haven't been fortunate enough to talk about a surplus of rain in many months. March is bringing a different tune back to central Virginia, in the form of lots of wet weather! Here are some of the stats so far this month from McCormick Observatory at the University of Virginia.

Through March 21, we have already picked up a whopping 6.16" of rainfall. Even if we don't pick up another drop for the rest of the month, we will have a surplus of a little more than 2 inches. Interestingly, much of our rain for the month came within the span of a week. That week brought two different systems that dropped more than 2 inches of rain each. Despite all of the rain this month, we still have a rainfall deficit of a few inches for the year.

Looking at the forecast for the next seven days, we will have a few different chances for rain. A series of fronts will keep things unsettled through the middle of the week and then more rain is possible over the weekend. Hopefully this is a trend we can keep going well into the spring season!


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