This week in weather we saw a lot of rain, hurricane, and temperature records be broken. Take a look at the most interesting weather facts from the past 7 days below!
- Hurricane Gert produced waves 4-7 feet in Maine, 6-11 feet in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
- Aurora, NE received 5.8″ in the span of 24 hours between August 15 and 16.
- So far this August, water temperatures across the main development region of the Atlantic are so warm they’re trailing only 2010, 2005, and 1998 temperatures.
- When Gert was named as a Tropical Storm, it brought the Atlantic up to 7 named storms. Only THREE years have had 7 or more named storms by August 13: 1936, 1995, and 2005.
- Parts of Collier County (Naples, FL county) have seen 35″+ of rain in the past 90 days, w/scattered 40″+ amounts. One pixel of 50″+ near I-75/Golden Gate.
- Kansas City, MO: Currently having their #1 coolest start to August on record. Halfway through August and they haven’t had a 90° day yet! Only twice they’ve gone an entire August in Kansas City without a 90° day- in 1915 and 1950.
- Washington DC: Has recorded 13.13″ of rain since June 1… the normal amount for June 1-August 14 is 8.91″. The wet/stormy month has really knocked temps back for D.C.
- Oklahoma City, OK: As of Thursday, August 17, has had 7 consecutive days with measurable rain. This is the first time this has happened in August since 1917.
- Hurricane Gert had winds of 105 mph on Wednesday, August 16 and it became the strongest August hurricane north of north of 40°N since Alex (2004).
Comment below if you experienced any crazy weather this week in your area!