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Baltimore has wettest July in history, sets more records

July 31, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore is experiencing its wettest July in history with nearly five times the normal amount of rain, but that’s just one of a number of precipitation records the city has set.

The Baltimore Sun reports that, through Monday, there was 16.67 inches of rain at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, compared to a normal July of about 4 inches. The previous July record of 11.03 inches of rain was set in 1889.

That total is less than 2 inches from Baltimore’s single wettest month, set in August 1955 when the region was soaked by back-to-back tropical systems and received 18.35 inches.

National Weather Service hydrologist Jason Elliott said the current total of 41.36 inches of rain has surpassed the total for 67 separate years with five months left in 2018.


Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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