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New Washington Rain Record Possible

Posted: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 6:22 am

Washington is about an inch and a half away from breaking the all-time precipitation record for June.  As of today, Washington has received more than 12 inches of rainfall since the beginning of the month, near the 13 1/2 inch record set in June of 1930.  Washington recorded about 8/10 of an inch of rain Wednesday, but a weather spotter reported over 2 inches of rain fell in Wellman during the same time, with about 1 ½ inches accumulating in just twenty minutes.  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey predicts several counties in southeast Iowa will be eligible for federal disaster funding due to crop loss caused by more than 6 inches of above average rainfall.