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5/19/2008

Precipitation this year has set a soggy record

Missouri, USA
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Pedestrians endured the Morning rain and thunderstorms at the intersection of Euclid Ave and Laclede Ave Tuesday morning.

Story: All those booming waves of rain have made this the wettest start of any year on record in St. Louis.

The National Weather Service says we had 22.3 inches of precipitation from Jan. 1 through Sunday — and that was before another half-inch fell Tuesday. Precipitation through Sunday was 9.2 inches above the usual 13.1 inches through any given May 11.

The Weather Service official records here date to 1870. The soggy start to this year edges out 1927, which used to have the wettest first four months and 11 days on the books.
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