For the outlook through the weekend and beyond with Larson's Long-Range, scroll on down to Josh's post below.
As we noted last fall, there was a tendency in 2006 for above-average precipitation to occur in a fewer than average number of events. That pattern has been repeated this month: The total rainfall is already over 40% above the long-term average, but only 7 days so far have had measurable precipitation, compared with an April average of 9.6. The bulk of this month's precipitation was the 2.55" which fell in 24 hours on the 14th-15th, and there has been no measurable amount since.
CapitalWeather.com chart from NWS data, photo © Kevin Ambrose
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