One of the Driest Starts to September

No measurable rain for the start of September
Posted at 4:52 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 16:52:46-04

So we’ve actually been dry for 19 days (20 counting today) in a row. But if you look at the first 15 days of September, we have seen one of the driest. There has been no measurable rainfall so far this month and we’ve only done that a handful of times.

Counting the first 16 days of the month, only four years have had all dry days to start the month. So far (technically) we’ve only had 15, but if we stay dry today, we’ll join the list.

Going back to the all-time driest stretch in Lexington history, the record is 37 days set between August and September of 1908. As of now, our 19 (20 today) is still low on the list, but our chances for rain remain pretty low through the next 10 days, and we don’t see any significant rainfalls any time soon.

Not that we’re hoping for it, but it would be an amazing feat to near or surpass the consecutive stretch for dry weather.