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Several W.Va. cities see some of wettest years on record

January 1, 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Several West Virginia cities saw some of their wettest years on record in 2018.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Charleston broke its annual precipitation record of 61.01 inches set in 2003. As of Monday, Charleston had received 66.56 inches of precipitation. Charleston recorded its wettest September on record and its second-wettest February.

The National Weather Service says Charleston averages 44 inches of precipitation in a normal year.

Elkins and Huntington had their second-wettest years on record while Beckley saw its third-highest amount of annual precipitation.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

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