Jul 27, 2017

This U.S. City Has Seen Some of the Worst Weather This Year and Continues to Shatter Records

Binghamton, NY
USA
by
Brian Donegan
,
The Weather Channel
Precipitation totals by month this year in Binghamton, New York, through July 26. This includes rainfall and the liquid equivalent of melted snow. Image: The Weather Channel
Precipitation totals by month this year in Binghamton, New York, through July 26. This includes rainfall and the liquid equivalent of melted snow. Image: The Weather Channel

As if the snowiest winter on record wasn't enough for Binghamton, New York, the city in south-central New York is also making a run at the wettest year on record.

As of Wednesday, 37.08 inches of precipitation had been recorded at Binghamton Regional Airport, the official observing site for the city that's home to some 47,000 people. This total includes rainfall and the liquid equivalent of melted snow.

In 2016, Binghamton had only measured 16.91 inches of precipitation by July 26 and 36.11 inches by the end of the year. An average year in the city features 39.3 inches of precipitation.

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Binghamton Regional Airport recorded 2 inches of rain on Monday, a record for the date, and 0.84 inches of that fell in just three hours from 2 to 5 p.m. EDT.

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Prior to this rainy setup throughout the spring and summer, winter 2016-17 was the snowiest on record for Binghamton. In fact, it broke an all-time snowstorm record twice in the same winter season.

Just before Thanksgiving, Winter Storm Argos buried Binghamton with 27.6 inches of snow in about 72 hours, topping the city's previous record snowstorm of 24.4 inches from Feb. 18-20, 1972.

Less than four months later, Winter Storm Stella clobbered the record from Argos, wringing out 35.3 inches of snow in Binghamton. In just 22 hours, 31.3 inches fell, also breaking the city's 24-hour snowfall record of 23 inches set in February 1961.