Nature’s rebalancing

Drought was the catchword of our summer, but storms over recent weeks have put a substantial dent in the deficit, and the back and forth of our weather continues.

Since September 1st Richmond has received about 10″ of rain, including nearly an inch from this latest storm.  Ten inches represents roughly  a quarter of our average annual precipitation, so you can see that Nature’s balancing act, of which I often refer, is working out pretty much as one would expect.

Our weather rarely occurs in what you would call “normal” fashion.  It is most often characterized by extremes that, when averaged over the longer haul, produce the numbers that make up our climatological averages.

by Jim Duncan

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