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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Third wettest year on record

  • At just over 37 inches of the rain for the year so far, Shawnee is set to see one of the wettest years on average.
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  • At just over 37 inches of the rain for the year so far, Shawnee is set to see one of the wettest years on average.
     
    This is the third wettest year Shawnee has seen, according to Mesonet, trailing behind 2007, which saw 45.73 inches of rain, and trailing only slightly behind 1997, which saw 37.99 inches of rain.
     
    Currently, Shawnee is at 37.05 inches of rain, according to Mesonet.
     
    With five months left of the year, there is still time for Shawnee to take the top spot as wettest year on record.
     
    Statewide, Oklahoma has seen more rain than usual as well, according to Matthew Day, forecaster for the National Weather Service.
     
    The statewide rainfall average is usually at 10 inches for June and July, but this year the combined total is 14.5 inches. A far cry from last year’s dry summer, which saw less than two inches of rain for the same two months, Day said.
     
    He added that year to date, Oklahoma is well ahead of the average, with 41.69 inches so far this year. This is the largest amount of rain Oklahoma has seen on record, followed by 2007, which saw 38.15 inches of rain.
     

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