October much rainier than 2016

Published 6:24 am Thursday, November 9, 2017

Year to date rainfall totals continue to trend much higher than the same period last year, according to data released this week by the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority.

In the first 10 months of the year, the Choc-Pea Authority recorded 69.78 inches of rain at Yellow River on Hwy. 84 compared to 45.53 inches of rain in the same period last year.

Choc-Pea also monitors rainfall at Yellow River on Hwy. 55. Year to date, the agency has recorded 56.56 inches of rain on Hwy. 55, compared to 43.88 inches of rain in the same period of 2016.

Weather watchers might recall that October was a very dry month in 2016, with no rain recorded. In contrast, 8.18 inches were recorded in 2017 at the Hwy. 84 collection point, and 4.84 inches were recorded on Hwy. 55.

Choc-Pea Authority data is available online at www.cpyrwma.alabama.gov.