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U.S. has its wettest 12 months on record – again

09 July 2019

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Rain – and plenty of it – was the big weather story in June, adding to a record-breaking 12 months of precipitation for the contiguous U.S. It's the third consecutive time in 2019 (April, May and June) the past 12-month precipitation record has hit an all-time high.

Wet conditions from July 2018 through June 2019 resulted in a new 12-month precipitation record in the U.S., with an average of 37.86 inches (7.90 inches above average), according to scientists at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information.

Source: NOAA

Image credit: NOAA's National Weather Service  - Great June Floods of 2018 in Harlingen, Texas, with 6.29 inches of rain, about three times the monthly average.