I have a rain gauge but until recently had not kept track of totals. On July 16 I started entering my daily readings into a simple spreadsheet. These storms are very hit and miss so totals are for my location on South Main Street only. For the second half of July I recorded 10.8 inches. and so far in August have received 5.25 inches. 16.05 inches total in about a week under one month. I don’t think we are dry anymore.
We have experienced many rainy spells like this summer, the past 10 to 15 years. I have lived in the same little house for 33 years and remember many dry Julys and Augusts when the only rain was from quick hitting thunderstorms and the lawn only needed mowing once every two weeks. Not anymore. And on the flip side, when we have a dry spell which does happen, it is very dry, and we don’t even get those late afternoon thunderstorms.
I think our yearly precipitation is up considerably from 20 years ago but do not have the numbers to back that up. I started recording snowfall in 1993 and continue to do so. Average over that time is 65.7 inches. Last winter was slightly above average at 69.5 inches and there were 7 rains storms mixed with the snow. If all snow it could have been the highest total since I have been measuring.