Autumn is Off to a Wet Start

Autumn arrived a bit soggy this year with 2.61 inches of rainfall on its first day.  To add to the drama of the new season’s arrival, the New York metro area was put under a flood watch.  We have already seen more than our monthly average of rain for September on top of the record rainfall in August. The ground is saturated.

Based on NWS 30 year averages, we expect about 4.28 inches of rain in September, but as of today we have already received 8.16 inches for the month.  With more showers in the forecast this week, keep your rain gear handy!

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About Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.