Sunday, July 12, 2015

28 Days Later

     Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 14, 2015
     Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 12, 2015

Here we have the weather page from today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper (bottom image), and the weather page from 28 days ago from the same print source (top image).  In that four week span the greater Pittsburgh area went from being 1.87 inches of precipitation short of 'normal' for this time of year, to 4.02 above 'normal'.  Since I excel at basic math, that's a rainfall swing of 5.89 inches over the course of precisely 28 days.  Not that we haven't gotten lots of rain over a short period of time before, it's just usually a major storm system, or the remnants of a major storm system.  This, apparently, seems to be a case of storm fronts forming over and over again in the midwest and southeast.  With cooler than normal temps, this summer has yet to feel much like summer.  Still, this is better than sweltering heat and lingering drought, like some parts of the country are enduring.

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