Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 Was One of the Driest on Record

After doing some number crunching, here is a look at just how dry things have been this past year.

In December, our meager rainfall amount of 0.86" was the second driest December of all time.

Driest Decembers: 1.) 1980-----0.61"
2.) 2010----0.86"

For the entire 2010 calendar year, we received 30.01" of rain at the Angelina County Airport. Dating back to 1947 when rainfall recording started, this past year was the third driest of all time. You have to go back to 1988 to find the last time we received less rain from January 1st through December 31st.

Driest Years on Record: 1.) 1963----26.49"
2.) 1988----29.65"
3.) 2010----30.01"

The rainfall we are receiving tonight and the rain expected over the weekend will help out our drought conditions, but we have a long way to go before things improve for us in East Texas.