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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD, VA
1010 AM EST TUE JAN 1 2019

...2ND WETTEST CALENDAR YEAR ON RECORD AT RICHMOND VA...

THE 2018 ANNUAL PRECIPITATION AT RICHMOND VA WAS 63.73 INCHES, OR
20.13 INCHES ABOVE THE 1981-2010 AVERAGE VALUE OF 43.60 INCHES. THIS
MAKES 2018 THE 2ND WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD, OVERTAKING THE PREVIOUS
2ND WETTEST VALUE OF 63.29 INCHES IN 2003. THE WETTEST YEAR ON
RECORD OCCURRED IN 1889 WHEN 72.02 INCHES WAS RECORDED.

PRECIPITATION RECORDS AT RICHMOND VA DATE BACK TO THE EARLY 1870S FOR
MONTHLY AND ANNUAL DATA AND TO 1887 FOR DAILY DATA.

ALL CLIMATE DATA ARE CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY UNTIL REVIEWED BY THE
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (NCEI).


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