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June 26, 2006
June has a soggy record within reach
With rain forecast for all four remaining days this month, the region has an outside chance at setting a new rainfall record for June.
This June is already the third rainiest for Providence since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1904, according to Charles Foley, a meteorologist for the weather service in Taunton.
Providence had 8.92 inches of rain through yesterday, which is 6.08 inches more than the June average of 2.84 inches, according to the weather service's Web site. (The measurements for Providence are actually taken at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.)
The second rainiest June was 1998, when 9.61 inches fell, according to Foley.
The wettest June was 1982, when 11.08 inches fell.
A record for June 25 was set yesterday, when 1.13 inches fell. The old record was .60 in June 1984.
The weather service has forecast heavy rain for this afternoon and a chance of rain tomorrow through Friday, the final day of June.
But Foley thinks it's unlikely the record will fall.
Posted by Jack Perry at 2:20 PM | Permalink
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