Lexington Breaks Rainfall Record from 1897

Posted at 12:56 PM, Feb 20, 2019

*UPDATE: The day ended with 1.96″ of rainfall.*

Lexington has already set a daily rainfall record for February 20th and we’re not even finished with the rain for the day.

As of noon today, the rainfall amount in Lexington was 1.63.” The old rainfall record for the day (2/20) was 1.22” which was set back in 1897. That’s a 121 year old record, broken in just 12 hours. Not only will we break it, but also make it hard for it to be broken again.

Just to give you an idea of how old that record is, here’s a list of things that were happening when it was first set.