Image: Mystic Lake
After seven days of rain and an accumulation of almost four inches of precipitation, rivers and streams in the area are still high but haven't gone over their banks. In the last seven days 3.88 inches of rain fell in Billings and outlying areas saw similar amounts. The rainfall from Wednesday through Saturday SET RECORDS for the longest and heaviest stretch of rain in the Billings area. All four days brought at least .7 of an inch of rain, and the last time that amount was recorded for longer than a day was in March 2006, when heavy rainfall was recorded for two consecutive days. Precipitation fell as snow in the high country, and 19 inches of snow was reported at Mystic Lake in Stillwater County during the four-day dump.
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