Rain, Rain Go Away . . .


If you're sick of puddles and sick of rain, there's good reason.

In June, Massena had a record 7.62 inches of rain.

Watertown had its third wettest June in recorded history with 6.04 inches.

The rain is good for lawns and crops are knee high at the right time, but the soggy weather is putting a damper on people who want to go boating or just enjoy the outdoors.

While the rain is bad for fun, it's also bad for business. Specifically, the roofing business.

The folks from Ken Tibbles Roofing had a rare full day of work in Sackets Harbor Wednesday.

"It looks like it's going to be a great day," Stanley Tibbles said, "but it might not be a day where you really want to strip somebody's roof because two hours from now it could be raining."

That's something of a painful irony in the roofing business.

"The phone traffic picks up and the ability to satisfy customers goes down," Tibbles said, "so it's kind of an ironic business, in that aspect, you just can't get things done for people, yet the demand is higher."

So why are we getting so much rain?

Experts say it's because of lingering heat out west and rain to the south.

"Those are really very stationary and causing us to be in this continual pattern, where this moisture is funneled up where we are," said Jessica Rennells of the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

In other words, take advantage of the dry weather when you can, because rain clouds are likely just over the horizon.
Friday, December 2, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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