One of the Wettest

With another inch of rain today, we set a record for the wettest December in Baltimore and enter the final week of 2009 inching up the list of all-time wettest years in Baltimore.  Since official records began back in 1871, only five years have been wetter than 2009.  Here are the soggy details:

December 2009: 8.06″ of precipitation…old record:  7.44″ in 1969

Wettest Years in Baltimore:

2003:  62.66″

1889:  62.35″

1979:  58.98″

1996:  58.31″

1952:  56.57″

2009:  55.57″

It is interesting to note, and probably not just a coincidence, that big snows fell in most of these soggy years; the biggest all-time snowstorm in February of 2003, the President’s Day blizzard of 1979, the blizzard in January of 1996 and the big snow just last week.

Tom Tasselmyer
(Original post edited on Jan. 3, 2010 to include final December and 2009 precipitation numbers)

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One Response

  1. I used to blog with Mr tony pann when he was with wusa9. Does he or will he blog on here? if not do you know how i can contact him?

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