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The Curse of Panoply: It Always Rains

Panoply is here, and there's one near guarantee. It always rains part of the weekend.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala — It’s that time of year once again! Seems like we just got out of Winter, but now we’re closing out April and that means Panoply will return to Big Spring Park. This year Panoply will take place April 28– 30, 2023. That’s this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

There is a curse associated with Panoply. I’m sure anyone that regularly attends the annual event can fill you in. No matter what it is almost always 100% necessary that you carry an umbrella with you all weekend. Word of mouth and even history seem to say that it will rain at least a little bit at some point during the weekend. That is the topic of today’s blog.  

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April 29-30 - May 1, 2022
0.03" of rain on May 1st

April 23-25, 2021
0.01" of rain on the 23rd
1.06"   of rain on the 24th 

Panoply 2020 was virtual

April 26-28, 2019
0.02"   of rain on the 26th

April 27-29, 2018
NO RAIN – thank your favorite meteorologist (Me)

April 28-30, 2017
0.3"  of rain on the 30th

 April 29 – May 1, 2016
0.41" of rain on the 29th
0.01" of rain on the 30th
0.08"  of rain on the 1st

April 24-26, 2015
0.11"  of rain on the 24th
0.69"  on the 25th

 April 25-27, 2014
Trace amounts of rain on the 25th
0.39" of rain on the 27th

April 26-28 2013
0.03" of rain on the 26th
0.08" of rain on the 27th|
1.65" of rain on the 28th

April 27-29, 2012
0.01" of rain on the 27th

April 29-May 1, 2011
Canceled because of April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak

 April 23-25, 2010
0.74" of rain on the 23rd
1.27" of rain on the 24th
Trace amounts of rain on the 25th

April 24-26, 2009

Since 2009 there have only been two totally dry Panoply weekends. We can say three if we include 2020 in the mix. Scattered showers are in the forecast as we approach Panoply 2022. 

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