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When It Rains – Does It Pour? Looking At Rainfall Totals Each Day It Rains

16 Apr 2014, 10:42 am

Have you ever felt like EVERY time it rains, you’re getting dumped on by pouring rain?  If you live in the southern, Gulf Coast, states, you might actually be right.

The Southern Region Climate Center created a pretty nifty graphic that shows how much rain places typically see each time it rains.


Notice how the lower Mississippi River Valley has spot in the darker blue shades… indicating 0.66″/day that it rains.  That’s pretty significant.

Another spot highlighted is the desert region of Washington – but you can apply that to other places in tan/brown over the map.  Either way you slice it – those darker tans and browns indicate less than 7 HUNDREDTHS of an inch per day that it rains.

Places like Minneapolis & Chicago average closer to 3/10″ on a day that it rains, while New York City and Washington D.C. average closer to 4/10″ – so there you go.

Does this match what you’ve always thought?  Let us know!  Find me on Twitter at @ashafferWNTV and let me know!

WeatherNation Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer @ashafferWNTV

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