Officials: Rainfall to be above average the next 3 months

Officials: Rainfall to be above average the next 3 months

Officials: Rainfall to be above average the next 3 months

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by JOHN WENDEL / First Warn Storm Team

WCNC.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 11:30 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With all the rain that fell in July, many folks are hoping August will be drier.

The National Climate Prediction Center is forecasting rainfall for the next 30 days to remain above normal.

To make matters worse, the three-month rainfall forecast is also above normal. The normal rainfall in Charlotte for August is 4.22” or about an inch per week.

The wettest August on record is whopping 14.61” in 1908 and the driest was .41” in 2007.

The daylight hours do get shorter in August by about two minutes per day.  With the shorter daylight light the normal temperatures also fall.

The normal high temperature at the beginning of the month is 89 degrees, and falls to 86 by the end of the month. Low temperatures fall from 68 degrees to 65 by the month’s end.  
 

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