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Soggy August

August is Buffalo's wettest month on average, and in 1997, the trend continues. Lake Erie does not prevent convection as readily as in May, June and July. In fact, lake enhanced rain is a fairly common occurrence in Buffalo during August. Include a semi-permanent storm track over the region, and you get over 4 inches of rainfall for the month!

Below are links to animations and images from August 22nd that show a situation that helped our soggy status.