AC-T: July nearly wettest month in Asheville history

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article:

Many people will remember July 2013 for all the rainy days, torrential downpours and scattered thunderstorms.

That’s appropriate considering it has never rained so much in the month of July, according to the National Weather Service. In fact, rarely has it rained so much in any month.

A record 13.69 inches of rain was recorded at Asheville Regional Airport in July. The city’s previous record of 11.71 inches for July was set in 1905, and the rainfall total here last month eclipsed that total in 22 days.

The wettest month on record was August 1940 when 13.75 inches of rain fell, according to the Weather Service. In September 2004, 13.71 inches of rain was recorded.


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