St. George Sees Record 122nd-Consecutive Day Without Rain
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Thursday marked the 122nd-consecutive day without measurable precipitation in St. George, breaking an 89-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service.
The last time the city saw measurable rainfall was on June 17.
*Significant record broken* St. George has broken the record for most consecutive days without measurable precipitation: 122 days and counting. The last time there was measurable precipitation in St. George was June 17. #utwx pic.twitter.com/BGc7KryiBj
— NWS Salt Lake City (@NWSSaltLakeCity) October 17, 2019
“This isn’t a good record to break,” said Ron Thompson, general manager of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, the regional water provider for several cities in southern Utah, including St. George. “Fortunately, we have local water storage that will meet the region’s immediate needs, but this prolonged drought underscores the need to diversify and enhance our water supplies to protect our communities.”
The previous record of 121 days without rain was set in 1930.
The current mark of 122 days is likely to stretch the record even further, as KSL meteorologists currently give the area a 0% chance of precipitation through Wednesday, Oct. 23.