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Record November rain continues soggy trend

Second wettest year for Jacksonville so far

Hurricane Irma swelled rivers across the state and helped make this year the 2nd wettest in Jacksonville's history.
Hurricane Irma swelled rivers across the state and helped make this year the 2nd wettest in Jacksonville's history. (USGS)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As November comes to a close it was much wetter than what's typical for the month putting Jacksonville in the running for the wettest year ever.

What a difference compared to last year when November was the driest month on record for measurable rainfall in Jacksonville. This was in contrast to the record wettest October after Hurricane Matthew passed in 2016.

Only in 1970 was there a November month to go completely without any rainfall accumulations. 

The lesson is... plan a wedding in November since this typically is the driest month in the year. 

But caution, there can be months like this one. This November was the 16th wettest on record. A big boost came two days before Thanksgiving resulting in 1.68 inches of rain. Another all day soaker on Thanksgiving dropped 3/4 of an inch.

This was the first Thanksgiving in Jacksonville that had rain in 10 years.

So far this has been the second wettest year in the cites history with a total of 67.69 inches of rain.

Storms like Hurricane Irma propelled the area to the top of the list. That storm resulted in 9 to 11 inches of rain across Duval. 


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