Has It Rained?
Probably don't have to be a rocket scientist to know it's rained a lot this year. But when you see the actual numbers, it's amazing.
By this time of year, McGhee Tyson would normally have received 26.43 inches of precipitation, but so far 45.72 inches have fallen at the airport this year (July 8th, 2013). That puts the Knoxville area ahead of its yearly average by 19.29 inches.
That's just shy of the normal average of about 47 inches for the whole year, with another 5 and a half months to go.
The weather service reports more than 14 inches of rain since just the beginning of June.