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A soggy October for Wichita

Wichita recorded 1.33 inches of rain Wednesday and Thursday, pushing the total for October to 3.82 inches. That’s 1.37 inches above the normal, October total of 2.45 inches – or about 56%.

This latest rainfall event brings the total for 2009 to 36.58 inches, which is more than 9.5 inches above normal so far.

But the 36.58 inches this year is well behind last year’s record-setting total through late October of 51.19 inches. That number was boosted by the torrential rains dropped by the remnants of Hurricane Lowell in mid-September, and 2008 went on to become the wettest year in Wichita’s history.