(WYMT) – 2018 is the wettest year on record at the National Weather Service in Jackson.
As of Friday we are sitting at 66.60″ for the year. Climate records for the National Weather Service office in Jackson date back to 1981. The previous record was set back in 1989 with 63.29″. The average amount of precipitation Jackson sees in a year is about 46.28″. Below is the order for the top five wettest years:
1. 2018 (66.60″)
2. 1989 (63.29″)
3. 2004 (62.40″)
4. 1994 (60.67″)
5. 2011 (60.01″)
As we head into the last few days of the year we are expecting even more rainfall. Another system arrives Sunday evening and lasts into the new year. Rain chances increase Sunday night into Monday as a warm front moves into the mountains. Showers and storms arrive Monday morning with a break midday.
Monday afternoon and evening the cold front arrives and the widespread rain picks up again into Tuesday. Models are indicating another 1-2+” with this system, and with a saturated ground, flooding issues are possible.