If You Think Its Been Abnormally Wet.. Thats Because It Has
As of 5pm on November 12th, the Asheville Airport has received just over 65” of rainfall for the year. That pushes the year 2018 past 1973, and into the position of second wettest year on record. With our wettest month ever recorded in May of 2018, its only fitting that we will make a run at the wettest year on record as we move towards December.
When Was The Wettest Year In Asheville?
2013 was the wettest year on record for the Asheville Airport. With 75” of rain falling that year, it will be difficult for WNC to eclipse that total, but it is not out of the question. With another couple of inches of rainfall/wintery precipitation expected over the next 3-4 days, the record is not out of the question, but it would seem unlikely.
The wet pattern appears to continue through next week, and with some tropical development possible.. more rainfall looks likely. 10 more inches of rainfall would be a lot, there would be more flooding on the way to breaking that record if we do. I know that snow lovers around the area would enjoy breaking that record by way of wintery precipitation… and I guess we will see what December holds. Check back with Ashevillewx periodically as we track Asheville’s progress towards the wettest year on record!