April Sets Record Wetness
It’s official in Huntington. The wettest April on record has been established. Not that you need me to tell you!
At the certified registering station at the Tri-State airport, nearly 10 inches of rain fell this month. By my calculation, that makes April 2011 the second wettest month since records began in the late 1800s. Only the infamous January of 1937 was wetter.
In Charleston, April was not as wet though the 6 inches that fell carved its niche as the 7th wettest on record (as in wettest Aprils).
Turns out last night’s shower meant that 19 of the 30 days of the month had at least a shower. In that regard, you might think I am a bit crazy in writing off Saturday as a possible rain day. Count on a sunny and warm afternoon after a clear and crisp start for the Autism rally at Ritter Park.
By Sunday, warm and humid air will be channeling northward into our region again. So the risk of showers and thunderstorms will be increasing.
As for May, it is notorious as one of our wettest months so be prepared for more storms and possible high water events. Something boaters hate to hear given how high and muddy and largely un-navigable the Ohio and many feeder lakes and streams are this year.