Watches, Warnings & Advisories for Sunflower Co.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Weather Review

With 2013 now in the books, here is a recap of weather events for the year in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Event-wise, 2013 was relatively quiet as compared to the past few years.  97 weather advisories were issued for Sunflower County, compared to 98 in 2012, 144 in 2011, and 131 in 2010.  Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Wind Advisories lead the chart from year-to-year.  You can find a chart at the end of this article listing the events for each of the four years 2010-2013.

2013 was also a very wet year, compared to a 30-year average.  64.73 inches of precipitation was recorded at CoCoRaHS Station MS-SF-1, located on the north side of Indianola.  This is 10.70 inches above the 1981-2010 average of 54.03".  January was the wettest month of the year, with 10.94" recorded.  For the year, precipitation was recorded on 122 days in 2013.

Here is a chart of monthly rainfall:

Here is the previously referenced chart showing the number of weather events for each year 2010-2013:

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