Is This Boston’s Rainiest Summer In Over 100 Years?
HundreFrom the driest to the wettest?
Do you remember how hot and dry it was in 2022? Your lawn was probably as brown and burnt as though you resided in Death Valley
Rain, rain go away
According to a recent article in the Boston Globe, (In Greater Boston, only a third of all summer weekends were completely dry.)
Although summer doesn’t officially end for more than a month, it is already one of the rainiest on record since 1872, and forecasters see even more rainy days ahead
Where does 2023 rank?
With half of August still to go and rain expected to continue, 2023 ranks at #14 already in most rainfall in the Boston area with a total 15.44 inches.
The rainiest year on record is 1955, with a huge rain total of 24.89 inches! That was the year two major hurricanes took place in Southern New England by the way.
Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights. On Aug. 8, Logan airport had 30 flight cancellations and 493 delays, according to FlightAware, a tech company that tracks air travel.
Monsoon of Massachusetts
A Mini Monson hit Massachusetts On Tuesday, August 8th. Rain totals were enormous, the worst hit it appears to be North Andover which had total accumulations of rain of 7 inches plus. Governor Maura Healey has toured the mill building in North Andover that was flooded out and caused millions of dollars in flood damages.
Flooded out businesses
Jamie‘s restaurant was totally flooded out and owner Jamie Faria estimates that his damages is in the hundreds of thousands. Unfortunately his insurance company told him it does not cover floods. Also hit was the Good Day Cafe in the same building. They too did not have flood insurance to help with damage repair.
The silver lining is, people have donated money towards his cause of reopening this popular restaurant but time will tell when and if that happens
Is there anything good about all this rain?
Some of the benefits of all of this rain are; no water restrictions, unlimited amounts of water for reservoirs and lakes and rivers. Rain is essential for farming, your grass has never been greener and you can turn the sprinklers off.