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It has been a very rainy year in Maine

This year has been anything but average.

PORTLAND, Maine — This year has been a wet one; we've all noticed that. We've had a lot of days with just a drizzle, some days with a lot of snow, and we've had more heavy rain events than usual.

In a normal year, we would have about 10 days where we got 1" of precipitation or more.  This would mean either 1" of rain or the liquid equivalent of snow.

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This year has been anything but average. We have received quite a bit heavy rainfall, providing us with 1 inch of rain/snow or more. Portland has received 16 storms within that threshold, which is 7 more than expected. Bangor and Augusta are also above average with 12 events this year.

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If we bump the numbers up even more and look at precipitation of 2 inches or more, we're still well above average. Portland (Monday night's storm included) has doubled the average.

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It's been a rainy year and, if this carries into the winter, we could have a snowy season.

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