The 4th-wettest July in LA since 1877

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – After six months of drought, Los Angeles is now experiencing what the National Weather Service calls the fourth-wettest July since records began being kept in 1877.

But it didn’t take much rain to reach that high watermark, as the official downtown station at USC received .09 inches of rain between July 1 and today.

Nearly half of that massive rainfall — .04 inches — fell today.

The all-time wettest July was in 1886, when .24 inches of rain was recorded in what was then a dusty cowtown known as Los Angeles. July, 1986 saw .18 inches, and there was .13 inches in July,

A similar “fourth wettest July” record was set at Long Beach Airport, which was inundated with .07 inches so far this month.

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