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2013 ties with 1919, 1979 in consecutive days of rainfall

Posted: September 16, 2013 - 6:48pm

While this fall has not been record-breaking, this years rainfall has made it into the books.

Alaska rainfall collected from the end of August through Sept. 13 has tied with the previous consecutive records for continuous rainfall in 1919 and 1979.

According the National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Clay, it is not an everyday occurrence to break a consecutive rainfall record.

“It is very uncommon,” he said.

The record was for 18 consecutive days of rainfall. Clay said there was a trace amount of rainfall on the 19th day, but it was not enough measurable rainfall to be counted.

“It was a defiantly rainy start (to September),” he said.

Clay said tying a record or breaking a record is not uncommon in Alaska.

“We are bound to hit a record each year,” he said.

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