Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA
NOUS41 KAKQ 011611
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1210 pM EDT SAT OCT 1 2016
...ONE OF THE WETTEST SEPTEMBERS ON RECORD...
All of the climate sites had over 11 inches of rain and Norfolk,
Richmond and Salisbury each came in with their second wettest
September on record. Wallops Island and Elizabeth City also reported
abundant rainfall with 11.90 and 12.03 inches respectively. There
were several heavy rain events that contributed to the heavy
rainfall with different ones producing most of the rainfall at the
Total rainfall for Richmond was 11.19 inches. From the 28th to the
30th, 6.79 inches of rain fell with 4.74 inches on the 28th. The
only September with more precipitation was in 1999 when 16.60 inches
fell. Records go back to 1881.
Total rainfall for Norfolk was 13.54 inches. From the 19th to the
21st, there was 9.35 inches of rain. The only September with more
precipitation was 13.90 inches in 1979. Records go back to 1874.
Total rainfall for Salisbury was 12.86 inches. From the 27th to the
30th there was 9.46 inches including 5.09 inches on the 29th. The
only September with more precipitation was 14.83 inches in 1935.
Records go back to 1906.
Total rainfall for Wallops Island was 11.90 inches with 7.36 inches
on the 29th the main contributor. With records only going back to
1967, this was the most rain that has been recorded in September.
The previous high mark was 9.78 inches in September 1999.
Total rainfall for Elizabeth City was 12.03 inches with 6.02 inches
falling on the first 3 days of the month. There have been several
Septembers with higher totals with the most occurring in 1979 at
14.55. Records go back to 1934.