Storm Total and Thoughts about Summer Rains

By: Astrometeor , 9:15 PM GMT on September 07, 2013

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So, sorry for the late update, but the heavy and early July rains continued to August, amazingly enough. We received a storm total of 5.9 inches of rain the first week of July, which prompted Goodlettsville, TN (where I live), to cancel it's 4th of July celebration. Nashville went on with the show, just that nobody watched it, since it was well, raining. Goodlettsville had a make-up show on August 10. I wasn't able to attend unfortunately, due to a youth meeting that night at my church.

July 4 also set a record. July 4 had the coldest high temperature ever recorded for Nashville, sitting at a pleasantry 67 degrees F. And the impressive thing is, that was after last year's record high for the date. The two years average out, I suppose, so we're all good here.

Everything was soaked for days here at the house, water table has been extremely high, if we got one good heavy rain of 3-5 inches real quick, we would easily be able to see flash flooding here. Thankfully that hasn't happened.

^The above paragraph was typed up late July. Unfortunately, we would have a flash flood event in early August, 6-8 inches of rain fell, damaging two churches and dozens of homes, incurring several millions of dollars in damages.

Madison Flood 2013



This July has turned out to be one of the wettest July(s) ever for Nashville. The near 6 inch total in that first week allowed us to march up to a month total (at least for my location) of 9.81 inches of rainfall. Really impressive. Our average rain for the month is usually around 4 inches.

August was also an impressive rainy month. Storm total of rain for me at my location was: 6.63 inches of rain.

Compare all that with the NWS records from the Nashville International Airport:

News Release

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
349 AM CDT TUE SEP 3 2013

...METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER 2013 IN NASHVILLE WAS NEAR NORMAL IN
TEMPERATURE AND ABOVE NORMAL IN RAINFALL...

THE TEMPERATURE IN NASHVILLE AVERAGED 77.6 DEGREES DURING THE
SUMMER OF 2013 WHICH IS 0.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. JUNE WAS 1.4
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL WHILE JULY WAS 1.6 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL AND
AUGUST AT 0.8 DEGREE BELOW NORMAL. THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURE THIS
SUMMER WAS 97 DEGREES ON JULY 17TH. THE COOLEST TEMPERATURE DURING
THE SUMMER WAS 56 DEGREES ON JUNE 4TH. THIS WAS THE COOLEST SUMMER
IN NASHVILLE SINCE 2009. THE HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE
WAS IN 1952. THE COOLEST SUMMER WAS IN 1910.

RAINFALL TOTALED 13.07 INCHES WHICH IS 2.12 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL.
JUNE`S RAINFALL TOTALED 4.48 INCHES WHICH IS 0.34 INCH ABOVE
NORMAL. JULY WAS THE 4TH WETTEST ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE WITH A
TOTAL OF 6.60 INCHES WHICH IS 2.96 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. AUGUST
RAINFALL TOTALED 1.99 INCHES WHICH IS 1.18 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.
THE WETTEST SUMMER ON RECORD IN NASHVILLE WAS IN 1928 WHEN 19.88
INCHES OF RAIN FELL. THE DRIEST SUMMER WAS IN 1954 WHEN ONLY 4.74
INCHES OF RAIN FELL.

Sorry again for the late posting, I was busy with an online summer course for school, and summer reading again for school and have just now been able to find some time to catch up on my old posts.

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10. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:58 AM GMT on September 12, 2013
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9. Astrometeor
12:15 AM GMT on September 08, 2013
This could easily be one of the wettest years on record for Nashville if this rainy weather continues, which the NWS believes it will. Right now we've had a good dry week and another dry week coming up except for a front near the end of the week. September has started out with a whimper in the rain gauge.
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8. Astrometeor
11:20 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Quoting 7. trHUrrIXC5MMX:

*max refrains from posting here now*


Why? All you have to do is stop posting about how I am a dictator and such and you'll be fine.
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7. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:06 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Quoting 6. Astrometeor:
Get back on topic before I remove your posts.

*max refrains from posting here now*
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6. Astrometeor
10:59 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Get back on topic before I remove your posts.
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5. Astrometeor
10:59 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Quoting 4. trHUrrIXC5MMX:


1941 dictatorship


It ain't 1941. And I'm not a dictator.
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4. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:57 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Quoting 3. Astrometeor:


Why?


1941 dictatorship
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3. Astrometeor
10:56 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Quoting 2. trHUrrIXC5MMX:
Enjoy the rain... think of the Sahara Desert people...
Same thing goes to me

I'm scared of posting here...


Why?
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2. trHUrrIXC5MMX
10:55 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Enjoy the rain... think of the Sahara Desert people...
Same thing goes to me

I'm scared of posting here...
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1. Astrometeor
9:48 PM GMT on September 07, 2013
Okay, from my CoCoRaHS data, I recorded 18.04 inches during the months of June, July and August, a little under 2 inches shy of the record. However, I was spotty with reporting during the month of June, so my data may be under-reported. Stupid Astro. Could've broken a record.
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