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Alaska: Wettest April on Record

Alaska, USA
May 01, 2007
Rain, rain and more rain made last month the wettest April on record. Records date back to the late 1880s, National Weather Service meteorological technician John Selman said.
April’s precipitation totaled 12.57 inches. The old record, set in April 1997, was 12.09 inches. The previous record, set in 1941, totaled 11.55 inches of precipitation.
But last month it rained almost every day, Selman said. The only days without rain were April 1, 10, 13 and 16, with only a trace of the wet stuff on the 28th.
“We had more than 1 inch on three days and 11 days with more than 1/2 inch of rain,” he said.
April 8 broke a record with 1.66 inches of rain. The old record was 1.27 inches, set in April 2004. The National Weather Service does not know why Kodiak got more than its share of April showers.
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