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2015 marks second rainiest year on record so far


Petersburg rubber boots sloshed through 135.22 inches of rain so far this year, putting 2015 on track as the second rainiest year on record—biting at the heels of 1991’s title as rainiest year with its 136.88 inches of precipitation.

January and April of 2015 both broke precipitation records with January receiving 21.05 inches beating the 1985 previous record of 20.89 inches. Rain poured last April with a total 12.31 inches beating 1952’s previous record of 11.1 inches. Last July came in second place.

Several variables play a role in increased precipitation including El Nino weather...

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