A stubborn storm system parked off the California Coast is dumping record rainfall over portions of the Golden State.
With the locally heavy rain on Saturday, San Francisco has already set its all-time wettest June on record. The 0.97 of an inch of rain recorded so far this June surpassed the previous record for wettest June, when 0.86 of an inch fell in June of 1967.
The rain that has fallen so far this month in San Francisco is nearly nine times the normal rainfall received in the entire month of June.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Cory Mottice examined the rainfall amounts in the city, noting that San Francisco has more than doubled its average rainfall for four months in the past four days!
A sampling of daily rainfall records shattered in California on Saturday:
-Oakland Museum: 1.45 inches (Old record 0.10 of an inch from 1993)
-San Jose International Airport: 0.78 of an inch (Old record 0.18 of an inch from 1993)
-Monterey: 0.83 of an inch (Old record 0.28 of an inch from 1993).
The storm system unleashing the rain will start to weaken over the remainder of the weekend. However, with plenty of unstable, cool air aloft, scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist. More records may fall with the unrelenting and rare June rain.
The soggy weather is not the only factor putting a damper on the weekend in California. AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski pointed out that the rain is holding temperatures down 10-20 degrees below normal across central parts of California. The cooler weather will last through at least Monday.
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Sunny skies and seasonable conditions will follow low clouds each day through Saturday in the Bay Area.
The combination of moisture from Erika and a non-tropical system will drench areas from Florida to the Georgia coast through the middle of the week.
A rapid shutdown of tropical activity and an end to hurricane season in early September is not likely this year, despite a strong El Nino.
Typhoons and building drought will impact more than one billion people in southeastern Asia this fall.
The calendar may have flipped to September but summer is not going anywhere just yet across the Northeast.
Tropical Depression 14-E developed several hundred miles southwest of Mexico on Monday and is expected to strengthen as it moves northward through the middle of the week.
Los Angeles, CA (1955)
110 degrees, hottest day ever in September. This mark was tied September 4, 1988.
Milwaukee, WI (1988)
Hottest summer on record. Six days of 100 degrees or greater and 36 days of 90 or above. Average temperature of 73.8 beat the old record of 72.8 set in 1921 and 1955. The normal average tempera- ture for a summer in Milwaukee is 68.3 degrees.
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Hail fell and drifted in piles 6 feet deep in Washington County.