Heavy rains, which drenched the Virgin Islands last week, amounted to more than the entire average October rainfall.
More than six inches of rain fell between Sunday, October 15, and Thursday, October 19, according to Rafe Boulon, V.I. National Park Chief of Resource Management, who collects rain data at his Trunk Bay home.
Usually only 4.92 inches fall during the month of October, but this year 8.07 inches fell as of Friday, October 20, according to Boulon’s data.
The recent deluge pushed the yearly rainfall well over the yearly average as well. An average year on St. John sees 33.54 inches of rainfall. This year, however, 43.08 inches had fallen by October 20, which is almost 10 inches above normal already.