Montgomery experiences 4th wettest August on record

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Alabama Shakesphere Festival in May 2022. (Pat Byington/The Bama Buzz)

The numbers are in—the city of Montgomery posted the 4th wettest August in its history.

Alabama’s capital city accumulated 10.24 inches of rainfall, according to data provided to The Bama Buzz by the National Weather Service Birmingham Office.

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

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The Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama. (The Bama Buzz)

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?

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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      

Pat Byington
Pat Byington
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