AccuWeather: Valley experienced second rainiest summer on record


SUNBURY – In 2018, the Valley experienced the second-most rainy summer on record. AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuhel says we saw 63.56 inches of rain fall this past summer. That’s the second most on the all-time annual rainfall list.


Samuhel says the majority of the rain came last July, “There wasn’t a Tropical Storm or anything that impacted the area, but frequent thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. We had 13.06 inches of rain just in the month of July, and basically, we have above-average rainfall in most months of the year.”


The most annual rain ever in the Central Susquehanna Valley came in 2011, when 74.13 inches of rain fell–most of that came in September 2011 from Tropical Storm Lee.


Last summer’s heavy rainfall brought major flooding issues that affected some Valley businesses and Knoebel’s Amusement Resort. Many Valley roads were closed and suffered heavy damage as well.


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