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On the Road to a Record Wet Year?

It’s been a wetter-than-normal year for a majority of the 35 major climate sites in the Northeast. As of the 8th, 18 sites have already had one of their 20 wettest years on record. From 1 to more than 3 inches of precipitation is forecast for the Northeast over the next seven days, so a few more sites may be added to that list. In fact, Baltimore, MD, and Charleston, WV, have the potential to have their wettest years on record if they receive a little under 3 inches of precipitation during the rest of November and December. Baltimore already had its wettest July on record, while Charleston had its wettest September.

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2018 is already among the 20 wettest years on record for these 18 sites.

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Year-to-date precipitation for the rest of the major climate sites ranges from 87% of normal in Rochester, NY, to 118% of normal in Beckley, WV.