A Wet 2013 & More Rain Ahead

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We aren’t done with the rain by a long shot in the Tennessee Valley. One system moves in today and another one heading into next week. Rainfall totals are impressive and 2013 is just getting started. Typically December is the wettest month of the year with 5.77″ in Huntsville. But January beat that by a long shot.

Here are some of the averages, totals, and surplus for Huntsville and Muscle Shoals.

Huntsville:

  • January Average: 4.89″. Actual total: 8.59″. Surplus: 3.70″.
  • 2013 Average to date: 8.30″. Actual total: 10.58″. Surplus: 2.28″.

Muscle Shoals:

  • January Average: 4.61″. Actual total: 8.74″. Surplus: 4.13″.
  • 2013 Average: 7.91″. Actual total: 10.34″. Surplus: 2.43″.

Here is the forecast for rain through Saturday morning. The best chance of heavier rain and storms will be over south Alabama tonight and Friday.

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