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July 28, 2013

Rainfall boosts July precipitation total

Derrick Miller
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Nearly 5 inches of rain has fallen since July 1.

The latest bit of precipitation, received overnight Thursday into Friday morning, amounted to 1.51 inches of rainfall. Although this makes for the second time this month rainfall has gone past 1 inch, this is the highest volume of rainfall in the month of July.

Despite equating to more than 1 1/2 inches of rain, the Friday morning rainfall isn’t the most rain received during a 24-hour observation period this year. In fact, the morning of June 6, 1.88 inches of rain had been measured.

So far this year, there have been six observation periods, going from 8 a.m. to 8 a.m., where rainfall has gone beyond 1 inch. The first two were in April. And since then, each month has had two days with more than an inch of rain during a 24-hour period.

To the same point last year, there were only four days with rainfall going above an inch. The first two were in March 2012, with one in May and one in June following.

Friday’s rainfall measurement makes for the seventh day of rain observed this month, equaling 4.98 inches of rain for the month. This brings the 2013 rainfall total to 20.21 inches, which is almost 4 inches more to the same point last year.

According to the Weather Channel’s website, no more rain is expect until the last day of July.