Summer 2014 goes down as 10th-wettest on record for Lexington

September 2, 2014 

It's been another soggy summer — the 10th-wettest on record for Lexington. This summer and last mark the wettest back-to-back summers on record for the city, according to WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey. He said it also was a slightly cooler than normal. (He was speaking of meteorological summer, which runs from June 1 to Aug. 31.)

Don't bother to put away the umbrellas, either. Bailey said scattered showers and storms will be possible Wednesday and Thursday as steamy weather returns, and strong storms and heavy rainfall will be possible Friday and Saturday.

Though there were plenty of showers this summer, there was little severe weather. Some isolated thunderstorms produced winds that knocked trees down here and there, according to the National Weather Service.

By the numbers

Rain Lexington got Aug. 10, making it the city's fourth-wettest day ever - 5.38 inches

Normal precipitation for the summer - 12.20 inches

Lexington's precipitation for summer 2014 - 18.38 inches

Precipitation last summer - 21.78 inches

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