10 All-Time Rainiest Weather Days in Hartford, Connecticut History
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10 All-Time Rainiest Weather Days in Hartford, Connecticut History

The top ten rainiest days in the history of Hartford, Connecticut.

These are the ten rainiest days in the history of Hartford, Connecticut dating back to 1905. The all-time wettest day in Hartford occurred on August 19, 1955, when 7.70" of precipitation fell in the city. The city also received 6.27" of rain on August 18, 1955, for a two day total of 13.07" of rain.

Hartford can have drought periods, but they never really last for very long. The area is subject to weather fronts bringing in moisture from both the west and the south. Typically, the western fronts move quickly and tend to not drop as much precipitation as the southern fronts. Storm systems from the south pick up tons of water from the Atlantic Ocean and can dump heavy amounts of rain and snow in Hartford.

The last time Hartford got deluged with heavy rainfall was on September 6, 2008. The city got 5.22" of rain that day, which is the seventh rainiest day in Hartford's history. The rain data below shows that all the visitors to Hartford, many who fill the city's hotels for business meetings, cannot really plan around the rain in the city.

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10 Rainiest Days in Hartford History

1. August 19, 1955 - 7.70"

2. August 18, 1955 - 6.27"

3. September 20, 1938 - 6.10"

4. June 5, 1982 - 5.88"

5. September 16, 1999 - 5.88" (Hurricane Floyd remnants)

6. October 14, 1954 - 5.26"

7. September 6, 2008 - 5.22"

8. September 12, 1960 - 5.10"

9. May 24, 1989 - 4.81"

10. September 30, 1920 - 4.59"

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On average, Hartford gets 3.86" of rain per month, and 46.27" of rain per year. Every wettest day on the top 10 list is above the amount of rain Hartford averages per month.

In general, the amount of rain Hartford gets per year is pretty evenly spread out across the months and seasons. There are no real wet and dry seasons in the Hartford, Connecticut area. The wettest month of the year is October, which averaged 4.36" of rain, followed by June at 4.32", May at 4.31", July at 4.18", September at 4.10", and August at 3.88".

The least rainiest month of the year in Philadelphia is February which averages 3.03" of precipitation annually, followed by January at 3.27", December at 3.58", March at 3.69", April at 3.72", November at 3.83".

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Comments (2)

Interesting info and great read!

Agree with Mr. Chan. I enjoy the hard facts you are giving us.