Pennsylvania Logs More Rain Snow And Large Storms Then Anytime In The Last 60 Years

08.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

When it rains, it downpours in Pennsylvania. The state is getting wetter. In fact, it's wetter then now then it's been since 1950. Data collected from 37-hundred weather stations found the state's heaviest downpours have gotten more frequent the last 6 decades, according to a report released Thursday by PennEnvironment. Between 1948 and 2011, the state has seen a 52-percent increase in the number of extreme storms. Large storms that used to happen once a year in Pennsylvania now happen every 8 months, researchers found.