July is usually the driest month of the year in Maine. Usually about 3 inches for the month. But NOT this July. It will probably go down as the second wettest July on record in Portland. It rained in Portland 12 of the first 18 days of the month.

Portland has recorded almost three times the normal rainfall amount!

How wet has it been this July? It's so wet that...and this sounds like a joke, but it's not....it's so wet this July that Mainers are blowdrying their chickens.

True. We found this cute video on Reddit. Thanks to  u/Habronattusdecorus, who told us about this beautiful bantam:

"She is a "splash" bantam hen named Miss Clovie. Bantams are mini chickens about the size of a guinea pig. She is a sweetie who likes lavender baths and the hairdryer. She's about 7 yo and still laying eggs."

 

Miss Clovie LOVES the blowout! Lavender baths and a personal blowdryer assistant? Sign me up for that program. You've got it, good Miss Clovie. Well played, you cute little chick.

Now for you weather nerds out there that don't like our "How Wet Is It?" jokes, we give you this data on how wet we have had it in July. Keep in mind that even with all this rain, we are still in drought conditions for many parts of the state and still below our average rainfall amounts for the year to date.

 

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