April on pace to be one of the wettest on record in Charlotte.

People know the saying April showers bring May flowers. Though in Charlotte, April is on average the driest month of the entire year. April only averages 3.04″ of rainfall per year based on the 30-year average. So being really wet is not all that normal.Average monthly Rainfall in Charlotte over the year


April fall just behind November for lowest average rainfall.


So what in the world happened this year? Well with a very wet pattern set up early in the month and has not changed much. With 4 days left, we are currently having the 10th wettest April(Yellow) on record. Plus this is after last years 4th wettest April(Orange) on record.

Wettest Aprils On Record (1878-2015):



With more rain on the way Wednesday there’s a good chance we will move up this list even further.