June was one of the wettest months on record for the Atlanta metro area. That’s according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
June was the fourth wettest on record for the Atlanta metro area. National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Sena says last month the area received more than 9.5 inches of rain.
“Compared to the last several years where we have been abnormally dry, we are significantly above those numbers, but compared to a longer range average we’re above normal but we’re not the wettest we’ve ever seen.”
Sena says the rain aided Lake Lanier which currently sits above full summer pool…at 1072 feet above sea level.
“It’s definitely allowed Lake Lanier to recover from the past several years of below level rainfall.”
And he says even though July is starting off with significant rainfall, forecasters don’t expect the same amount of rain for the rest of the summer.
“With that being said though, we are expecting a slightly above normal to moderately above tropical weather season, so if we get a couple of those systems through here we could end up with some pretty good rain out of those.”
The wettest June on record in the Atlanta Metro area was in 1912. During that year, the area received 11.21 inches of rain.