August, 2007 went into the record books as the rainiest month ever in Janesville, Wisconsin (as is true with much of the surrounding area). These rainfall totals, measured at our house, are not the official totals for Janesviile, but having compared notes with other residents of the city, I believe these are more characteristic for the city than the official totals are. For example, on August 14, several people told me they received 1.75 inches (I got 2.01) while the local newspaper reported 0.6 inch.

The August 15 amount fell during the day; the August 19 amount fell between noon on the 18th and 8:13 a.m. on the 19th, when it was still raining.

The figure for August 20 was taken at 8:30 a.m. It was not raining then but had rained off-and-on throughout the last 24 hours.

Rainfall, August 2007
Rain fell overnight
unless otherwise noted
Date measured Rainfall (inches)
August 5 4.58
August 6 0.04
August 7 3.66
August 9 0.11
August 12 0.66
August 14 2.01
August 15 0.57
August 19 2.70
August 20 2.86
August 21 0.04
August 22 0.65
August 23 2.50
August 24 0.06
August 25 0.10
August 28 0.32
TOTAL 20.86