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Seattle sets 6 month rainfall record in 4 months

SEATTLE >> The National Weather Service says Seattle broke a six-month rainfall record in just four months.

With nearly a quarter inch (.22) of rain on Sunday, Seattle has had 22.87 inches of rain since Feb. 1. KOMO-TV reports that broke the record for the wettest February-through-July period in Seattle history.

The previous record was 22.81 inches in 1972. Seattle has not yet broken a record for the six months that started in January, however, because January 1972 was much wetter than January 2014. But as long-time Seattle residents know, it’s spring and there’s still time for more rain to fall.

June’s normal rainfall in Seattle is 1.57 inches and July is 0.70 of an inch.

The 26.58 inches since January is already ahead annual totals for two previous years: 1952 (23.78″) and 1985 (25.13″).

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