Saint Thomas Records Wettest October on Record

 

          Thanks to record rainfall that accumulated with the tail of moisture feeding into Hurricane Otto, 2010 was the wettest October on record at the Cyril E. King Airport on Saint Thomas. The 16.20 inches of rainfall that accumulated over the month also represented the 3rd wettest month on record at the Cyril E. King airport in Charlotte Amalie since record keeping began in 1953. While the 16.20 inches of rainfall was impressive, at Redhook Bay (also on Saint Thomas), an astounding 21.52 inches of rain fell over the one week period ending October 8th and a similar 21.51 inches of rain fell at Jajome Alto located in the eastern interior of Puerto Rico over the same time period. A recap of the climate statistics across both Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for the month of October can be found in the October climate report.

 

Wettest Months on Record at the Cyril E. King Airport on Saint Thomas

Wettest Octobers on Record at the Cyril E. King Airport on Saint Thomas

 
Month
Year
Rainfall Total
November
2003
18.39
inches
May
1960
16.39
inches
October
2010
16.20
inches
September
1953
14.94
inches
November
1984
14.76
inches

Year

Rainfall Total
October 2010
16.20
inches
October 2005
12.49
inches
October 1974
12.45
inches
October 1954
12.39
inches
October 2008
11.04
inches

 

Click here to visit the Unique Local Climate Data page for the NWS San Juan, PR

 


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