29 Aug '11, 2pm

Hurricane #Irene Pushes August Into Wettest Month On Record For New York City

Hurricane #Irene Pushes August Into Wettest Month On Record For New York City

Hurricane Irene dropped about 8" of rain onto New York City over the weekend, making August the wettest month on record for the city. Weather Underground's Dr Jeff Masters reports that the torrential rains brought the total rainfall for the month to 19.68" Rainfall records began being kept for New York City in 1869, with the previous record of 16.85" occurring in September 1882. This new record wettest month comes after January and February set records for snowfall in the City. Each got more than 36" of snow. In the broader picture, all of this comes as extreme weather has cost the United States $35 billion this year. Houston Sets New August High Temperature Record A new small bit of the extreme weather-climate change connection came over the weekend as well: Houston, Texas set a new heat record for August. Last Saturday the temperature at George Bush Intercontinental Airp...

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