Wet roads greeted most Rochester commuters this morning as a cold front nudged its way closer and closer to our area.
Shortly after the commute, the sky opened up, and Rochester got a good dose of drought denting dampness that many others did not experience. At the airport as of Noon a solid three quarters of an inch of rainfall was measured for the day. That actually brings us close to the four inch mark for monthly rainfall, which believe it or not, means that the month of August will go down in the books as wetter than normal!
This “bonus” rainfall was a real bonus in that it brought a good soaking in the morning to our farm fields, gardens, and farms, and also because it’s really the last chance at any rainfall that we’ll see for several days to come.
A secondary cold front will serve as a trigger mechanism for an additional shower or thunderstorm this afternoon, so the chance is there to pick up on additional rainfall before the day is out, and before we close the books on the month of August.