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Record High Precipitation This Year

Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 18:51:13-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– This October has been one of the top ten rainiest in Kentucky history and there have been several other rainy months putting us on track to possibly break a record this 2018 season for most rain.

Usually, on average, October only gets about three inches of precipitation in Lexington. This year, our StormTracker team is counting just over five and a half inches of rain and that doesn’t include what we get on Halloween.

“When you have a system coming in like we do, that could put down an inch or two, you can pick up a huge percentage of what you typically see in an entire month in one fell swoop. That’s how wet it’s been around here lately,” said LEX 18 Meteorologist Tom Ackerman.

Although we would have to get over two and a quarter inches Halloween evening to top the October rainfall record, which seems unlikely. We are on track to top a different record of most rainfall in an entire year.

“I think we got a good shot at it. We’ve been at a very persistent wet pattern and it really doesn’t show any signs of slowing up,” said Ackerman,

That number we are looking to top for most rainfall is over 66 inches and right now, we are sitting at about 59 inches.