Since Memorial Day, the National Weather Service has reported 63 days of at least a trace of rain, at its recording station at the Piedmont International Airport.
"We basically been wet all summer. Since early May," said Rick Apple with A&A Plants.
So far, we are about 10 inches above normal, when it comes to rain. And the summer rain has put a damper on some businesses.
Apple and his staff, spent the day trying to get caught up after the weekend wet weather.
"It's humid and is causes disease problems. It causes root problems. So, it has been an exceptional year. We never had a year in 32 years, that I can recall, we've had been kind of wet all way through the summer," said Apple.
Weather data from the National Weather Service:
- This has been the 12th wettest summer on record, the Triad has had 20.4 inches of rain.
- The wettest summer was back in 1906, with more than 24 inches of rain.
The planting and potting wasn't the only industry affected by the rain. The staff at Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe felt the affects of Mother Nature.
"This year due to all the wet weather and rain, we are still open when it rains, but we have the small amounts of people, when it cloudy or wet. And the days, when there's been any sun shine, it has been packed. We live and die by the weather here at Wet 'n Wild."
Wet 'n Wild finished and closed its season on September 2. Much drier and cooler conditions are in the forecast after Wednesday.