The numbers are in—the city of Montgomery posted the 4th wettest August in its history.
As you can see, 2022 rainfall totals nearly missed leapfrogging into 2nd place. Here are Montgomery’s wettest August months on record.
1939 – 15.58 inches
1984 – 10.43 inches
1974 – 10.42 inches
2022 – 10.24 inches
2008 – 9.58 inches
On average, the city usually receives 4.02 inches of rain during August.
Wet in Central Alabama
Montgomery was not the only Central Alabama community experiencing a rainy August.
From west to east 2022 August rainfall totals shattered the monthly average:
- Demopolis – 11.36 inches
- Selma – 9.13 inches
- Clayton (near Eufaula) – 7.28 inches
A Wet 2022 Overall
Year to date, Montgomery is 7.66 inches of rainfall above the amount it normally accumulates on average by this time of the year..
Birmingham is a whopping 9.19 inches above normal, while Huntsville and Mobile are within an inch of the normal rainfall totals.
What’s in Store for the Rest of the Year?
Who knows? Fortunately, it has been quiet during the hurricane season (knock on wood) with no named hurricanes entering the Gulf of Mexico yet. Other than Lauderdale and Colbert counties in the Northwest corner of the state, Alabama is also virtually drought-free as of September 1st.
What are your weather predictions for the rest of 2022? Let us know by tagging us on social media at @TheBamaBuzz