It has rained a lot across Mississippi since December and so much so that many cities including the capital city are reporting one of their wettest winter seasons on record.
According to the National Weather Service, excessive rainfall amounts of more than 20 to 30 inches has drenched much of the state since Dec. 1, which is good enough to put the 2012-2013 winter season into the top 10 most wettest on record.
In Jackson, 22.28 inches of rain has fallen as of Feb. 17, making this the ninth wettest winter season on record and the wettest winter since the 1989-1990 season.
The city of Meridian with 25.57 inches this season so far, has reached its fourth wettest winter on record.
Vicksburg, one of the wettest locations in the state this season, has been soaked with 27.41 inches of rainfall so far. This is the third wettest winter season on record for this city.
Several other cities including Hattiesburg, Greenville and Greenwood are near to breaking into their top 10 wettest winter seasons on record with an overall wet weather pattern expected to continue.
In a matter of fact, more rain is likely Monday night into early Tuesday, then again on Thursday and Friday, and possibly into the weekend, depending on the exact position of a frontal boundary that is forecast to stall over portions of the state.
The latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center on Sunday indicated the trend of above normal rainfall is expected to continue into early March.
Area rivers are running high across the region from the excessive rainfall and could become increasingly problematic heading into March, which is typically one of the wettest months of the year.