Rain even for 2017

The showers and mist of the past week cap off a pretty even year of rainfall for Dublin, according to totals archived at the Citizen office.

This is a drastic difference from 2016, which had a reported 68 inches of rainfall throughout the year, spiking at 19.4 inches in June. Precipitation for 2017 sits at 43.05 as of press time. June was once again the wettest month with 10.2 inches recorded for Dublin as summer began. The entire summer benefitted from evenly spaced rainfall while the driest month was March, which saw one inch of precipitation.

Most months recorded between 2 and 5.5 inches in 2017, though. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts for the evenly spaced rainfall to continue, although they project that there will be a little more of it. From January 2018 to

October 2018, the almanac expects 42.5 inches throughout the region with the highest being 6 inches in both May and June and the lowest being 2 inches in February.

Totals for 2017 are listed below with 2016 totals included in parenthesis for comparison:

Jan. – 3.3 in. (.4)
Feb. – 2.9 in. (2.6)
March – 1.0 (6.1)
April – 5.3 (13.5)
May – 10.2 (3)
June – 10.2 (19.4)
July – 3.3 (1.2)
Aug. – 5.1 (8.3)
Sept. – 2 (4.2)
Oct. – 1.7 (1.7)
Nov. – 2.35 (6.3)
Dec. - 1.7 (1.3)

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