weekend_rain.jpgEverywhere but here, that is. Even though we had enough rain since Saturday to surpass 1922 as the tenth wettest June ever, the city did not get nearly as much rain as expected. Locations immediately around the city got more rain than us and up to a foot of rain fell in Delaware and Maryland, causing some communities to evacuate. Rain continues today. As the National Weather Service states in their discussion "…juicy airmass will continue to be the focus for showers..." Gothamist loves juicy airmasses! Once again, though, the heaviest rains will mostly stay to the west of the city.

We get a break from the rain tonight and tomorrow, but the passive-aggressive stationary front returns for more wet fun on Wednesday. Weather.com's ten-day forecast calls for a chance of rain or thunderstorms from Wednesday until after Independence Day. Joy.

How appropriate that thunderstorms are forecast for later in the week, this is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. On average, lightning kills more people per year (67) than do tornadoes (65) or hurricanes (15). Lightning is known to injure about 300 people per year, but undocumented cases of lightning injury is believed to be much higher. 2005 was a relatively safe year with only 43 confirmed lightning deaths and 172 confirmed injuries. As always, the Weather Service and the NYC Office of Emergency Management have lightning safety tips.

Weekend satellite rainfall totals from the Naval Research Lab