Even as a moderate to severe drought is taking place across parts of Iowa and Illinois, the Quad Cities are still running more than four inches above average on precipitation in 2013.
That's deceiving because we had 21.32" collectively for the months of April, May, and June. That means for the other five months and the first part of September, we've only had a total of 11.38"!
In the first six months of 2013, we had a total of eighteen days with 0.50" or more of rain. Okay, to be technical, 17 daily rain events and one rain and snow event that melted down to 0.50" or more.
On Sunday, we could have another rain event that might bring one-half inch or more. This is big news because we only had four days in July with 0.50" or more of rain and none in August or the first part of September.
Of the 22 daily events with 0.50" or more of precipitation in the Quad Cities in 2013, eight were more than one inch! One was in March, three in April, three in May, and one in June.
The one in June, on the 24th, was an incredible 4.46"!
Have a great weekend!
CBS4 Meteorologist Anthony Peoples