Petersburg rainfall hits 166-1/6 inches in 2011
Unofficial rainfall for Petersburg in 2011 was 166-1/6 inches of rain in 2011. Precipitation readings at the National Weather Service (NWS) office at the airport put the year’s total at 126.18 inches.
Petersburg’s amateur weather data collector Doug Welde reported his year-end totals last week. Welde takes rainfall measurements at his home on Dolphin Street and said he measures to the nearest 16th of an inch. He said on a few days this year the rainfall beaker filled-up in a matter of hours and had to be measured, recorded and emptied to accommodate a full day’s rainfall.