Downtown LA sets July 11 rainfall record

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s tiny but it’s a record.

The National Weather Service says four one-hundredths of an inch of rain has fallen in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday.

That breaks the old record for the date which was set when three one-hundredths of an inch fell in 1969.

The weather service says the only other year in which measurable rain has been recorded downtown on a July 11 was in 1888.

The rain came from monsoonal flow of moisture across Southern California, creating uncomfortably sticky conditions under a gloomy cloud cover.

Rainfall across the entire region in July typically averages just a few hundredths of an inch except in the mountains and desert.

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