|Towering Cumulus over Lake Erie: Photo by Scott Sabol|
That redevelopment will make it into Ohio this afternoon/early evening. Some of these storms will reach severe limits (winds of at least 58 mph and/or 3/4" hail) Areas especially in Richland/Ashland Counties that have already received 5"+ of rain over the last 2 days will have high water problems made worse by this afternoon noon's rainfall.
Here are the impressive rainfall numbers:
July 9th marks the 15th straight day with at least a TRACE of rainfall at Hopkins Airport.
I scoured the rainfall records for JUNE through AUGUST of EVERY YEAR since 1900. What I found was very surprising:
It's NEVER happened...EVER!
* The last time we had 14 straight days with at least a TRACE of rain was in 1928.
* The next in line, 11 straight days: 2004, 1961, 1935
* ...10 straight days: 1977, 1973, 1947, 1966
Its easier to count the years with small stretches of rain. Check this out:
76% OF THE SUMMER'S SINCE 1900 HAVE NEVER GONE MORE THAN 7 DAY STRAIGHT WITH RAINFALL!
Just how rainy has it been since this stretch started? Here are the rain totals over the last 5 years over the same days. These are the official numbers at Hopkins. Some areas have received DOUBLE THESE AMOUNTS!