Monday, October 3, 2011

WET IN NYC: 4 minutes with Mother Nature 9/29/11

3:32 pm looking north from 59th street NYC

Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:32 pm it was like the lights had gone out in our office. Within seconds we all had left our computers and began to watch a storm brew, taking advantage of our vast view of the northern Manhattan skyline. A quiet storm, feeding out of the Hudson River's George Washington Bridge, turned into a furious funnel in 4 minutes. The greatest show on Earth is no doubt, Mother Nature's.

3:36 pm looking north from 59th street NYC

It's October 3rd and it's already the 7th wettest year recorded in NYC history. Approximately 60 inches of rain to date. I doubt we are going to break a record (80 + inches) but my guess is with 3 more months and based on the chart below we are due for a second place standing.

...and based on the chart above, showing the past 141 years, are we not just a little bit concerned that the most recent years are consistently high in rainfall?

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