It's the wettest year on record! ..., and we are at 59.2" of liquid precip. And we still have a few days to go in 2018... #ncwx
— Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) December 28, 2018
Well, this makes me very glad i got my rain gauge in March. Since i began keeping records on March 11, i've measured 63.06" of precipitation - that's more even without the precipitation of January and February. I'd been suspicious that where i was is wetter than at the airport and now i know we are.
I am glad we got the rain "garden" in this year: i would imagine that we would wash our driveway away if the roof run off had been pouring down it. At this point, the garden is just rain earthworks, a square basin with three raised areas to force the water to take a sinuous route to the overflow. I hope i get plants from the seeding.
Everything outside is like a wet sponge. Ugh
Well, all this rain should stop when i get the rain tank catchment set up and my sister gets her rain gauge up.
Skimming the headlines about the record wet year i read that last year was the warmest on record for North Carolina. Here's hoping to less exciting years to come (although i don't expect that to be the case unless the US & China get serious about restricting carbon emissions).