2nd Wettest August with more rain ahead

As of Monday morning Richmond's official rainfall is getting closer to the top-spot

2nd Wettest August with more rain ahead

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Flooding rainfall Saturday over southern parts of the metro Richmond area, with amounts of 5-9″, was not seen as copiously at our official data site at Richmond Airport. Nevertheless the amounts continue to add up impressively.

As of 10am Monday the addition to the tally since midnight has been 0.50″ bringing our monthly total to 14.84″. This ranks as the 2nd wettest August on record, not far behind the Gaston summer of 2004, and is the 4th rainiest month overall, also behind July 1945 (18.87″) and September 1999 (16.60″)

Here’s a snapshot of the records from the National Weather Service

Record monthly rainfall for Richmond
Record monthly rainfall for Richmond (Source: National Weather Service)

It’s notable that since June 1st Richmond has received nearly 23 inches of rain, even with the near drought conditions in early summer. That amount is more than half our typical rain total for an ENTIRE year!

With more showers and storms expected Wednesday through Friday (after a brief drier spell Monday and Tuesday), we will surely be adding more to the area rain buckets.

Be sure to also keep tabs on the latest flooding situation via our other blog posts, and as always we will keep you updated online, on TV and on the app!

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