60 inches of rain and counting

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CINCINNATI - It's the wettest year in recorded history for Cincinnati.  We broke the old yearly rainfall record of 57.58" from 1990 back on October 26 when we reached 57.68".

A week later and the rainfall total jumped to over 60 inches and counting.  More than three inches of rain has fallen, since we initially broke the record.  This puts our new yearly rainfall record at 60.69" to date.

At the rate we are going, it may be many decades before Cincinnati sees the amount of rain that has and still will occur in 2011.  We have just under two months left to go before the final total is entered into the record books. 

Our most recent daily rainfall record was broken on November 3 with 2.26" of rain.  This shattered the previous rainfall record for the day of 0.65" in 1961.

Multiple records have been set this year for daily rainfall including many in the spring.  It's hard to forget the record breaking wet spring. 

April 2011 will go down as the wettest April ever on record at 13.52".  This beats the old monthly rainfall record for April of 9.77" set in 1998 by  nearly four inches and is more than 4 times the normal amount of rain for the month. 

The record rainfall for April almost set a second record.  We just missed tying the record for the most rainfall ever in any month for Cincinnati by 0.16".  The wettest month on record for Cincinnati occurred on January 1937 with 13.68" of precipitation. 

Just to give you a little comparison of a normal year, our normal yearly rainfall to date is 36.07".  This year we are 24.62" above normal to date.  Last year, we had only seen 27.96" by this same time. 

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