Tuesday, July 15, 2008
CoCoRaHS (the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network) was initiated in Michigan beginning July 1st (see here). In the first 15 days, 85 stations have submitted 821 online reports, with 28 stations submitting reports for all 15 days. Total precipitation at those 28 stations over the last 15 days has ranged from 0.21 inches to 6.01 inches, with a median of 1.96 inches. I have recorded 1.33 inches at my station (MI-B-3) in Buchanan, a value 32 percent below the median; 17 (62 percent) of the other 27 stations have recorded more precipitation. So, the first half of July 2008 has started out relatively dry here on the shores of Crescent Lake.