GREENSBORO, N.C. — It's not just you. It really has been that wet. The Triad is still setting wet weather records, even into the new year.
Looking at data from September through February, we're currently in the wettest fall / winter period on record here in the Piedmont. That looks at data going all the way back to 1903.
The number stands at 38"+ right now. To put that in perspective, that's more rain than Seattle averages for an entire year. The Triad averages 43"+ of precipitation per year.
It's no secret that 2018 was an absolutely drenched weather year for us. We set a record for yearly rainfall with over 64" of precipitation. Now, 2019 has gotten off to a wet start too. For the year, we've already recorded over 8" of rain, which is 2" above normal.
The fall of 2018 was the wettest on record, and the winter season has already clinched a top 5 spot with a few days left to go. (Meteorologists keep winter records using the simple three month period of December, January, and February)