Early rainfall measures 4% of 2010 totals

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 7, 2011

Six days into the new year, rainfall toals recorded here already equal 4 percent of 2010’s numbers.

Since the beginning of the year at least 2 inches of rainfall has been recorded.

Data generated by the Choctawahtchee, Pea and Yellow River Management Authority shows that in 2010, 45.64 inches of rain hit the county at the Yellow River Bridge on Ala. Hwy. 55.

That’s a dramatic difference from 83.36 inches in 2009, one of the wettest years on record.

In 2008, 45.64 inches fell at the same location.