Publication Date November 21, 2019

Utah City Ends a Record-Long Dry Streak With Its Record-Wettest November Day

United States

Imagine not seeing rain for five months straight, then picking up double your average rainfall for a month in a single day. That just happened in St. George, Utah.

The southwestern Utah city recorded no measurable rainfall (at least 0.01 inches) from June 18 through Nov. 19, a streak of 155 consecutive dry days. This set a new record-long dry streak, smashing the previous record of 121 days, according to the National Weather Service.

But everything changed Wednesday when St. George suffered a case of weather whiplash.

The city received 1.29 inches of rain Wednesday morning, a 24-hour precipitation record for any day of November. Weather records in St. George date back to 1893.