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10:03 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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Tammy Mott asks "I was wondering what last year's total rainfall was and what this year's rainfall is so far. How close are the two?"

Great question Tammy. This has been an exceptionally wet year so far.

Already this year we have 46.75 inches of rain. That's compared to 29.47 inches at the same time last year.

In fact we average 47.86 inches of rainfall per a year here in East Tennessee. That means we're only 1.11 inches away from our yearly average and it's only July.

And speaking of July, if you think it's been a wet month, well you're right. July is the wettest month of the year for us, as we average 5.01 inches of rain a month in July.

If you're waiting for it to dry up though I have some good news for you, the driest month of the year is on its way. We only average 2.65 inches of rain in October.

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