2012’s driest stretch?

In January, we went nine days without seeing rain or snow in Rockford. So far, that holds the record for the most consecutive days without precipitation this year.

With today’s bright sunshine, we are up to 5 days (the largest streak of dry weather this month). While that doesn’t make our bar graph exciting, it could be in a few more days! (Something should be said that I believe it’s possible for a bar graph to be exciting, but I digress…) Our forecast remains void of any measurable precipitation for at least another 5 days in a row. That will make this streak the driest so far this year!

And it’s certainly possible that we go above 10 days without precipitation. The GFS and ECMWF model are both dry from today through October 5th! -Eric


Posted under climate/climate change, drought, end of the world, record weather, statistics, weather geek

This post was written by qni_it on September 26, 2012

1 Comment so far

  1. Adam Painter September 29, 2012 5:26 PM

    Missoula, Montana is currently in a 39 day stretch of dry skies. It is a record. Needless to say, we’re parched.


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