Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Bring on the rain

The early week cold front that blasted through the region brought more than an inch of rain to Columbus and 10 inches of snow to Mystic Lake.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS) .86 inches fell on Monday, Sept. 12, followed by another .31 inches on Tuesday, Sept. 13. That totaled 1.17 inches. Adding the .45 inches of rain that fell on Sept. 5, the 1.63 inch monthly total is already more than triple the normal amount for this point in the month of September.
At Mystic Lake, precipitation and snowfall numbers so far this month are huge. Sept. 12 brought 1.22 inches of rain, making the month total so far 1.86 inches, according to the NWS. Normal rainfall for September at this point is .67 inches. In addition to that rainfall, Mystic Lake got 10 inches of snow. That compares to the normal September amount of one inch.
And the story was the same in Rapelje, with a 1.83 inch precipitation total so far this month, which is more than three times the normal amount at this point in the month.

The weekend forecast calls for a return to warm, dry days with sunny skies and highs of 73, 79 and 80 degrees respectively, according to the NWS.