So much for white Christmases and winter wonderlands this winter. Thanks to El Niño, a periodic worldwide weather influencing band of warm water in the Pacific Ocean we have had a weird, warm, wet December here in North Carolina.
As of December 29th, rainfall totals are 1.57 inches above the normal amount for December at RDU. Since October 1st, totals are a whopping 6.76 inches above normal. With another 1-2 inches or more anticipated by the end of the day (12/30), many homeowners are going to be battling with mold development in the coming days and weeks. (more…)