June Rainfall Inches Toward All-Time Record in Cleveland


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  • A suburban cul-de-sac turns into a water park.

Water poured down from the heavens this weekend, wiping out everything from roads to the Cleveland Pride festivities.

As of Sunday, 8.33 inches of rain had been recorded at Hopkins International Airport, according to Cleveland.com. June 2015 now ranks as the city’s third rainiest June all-time.

The current record of 9.77 inches was recorded in 1902, and the second highest total was 9.06 inches in 1972. Cleveland weather service records have been kept since 1871.

Weather.com forecasts that the last two days of June might push 2015 higher on the list. Scattered thunderstorms are expected to move in over the next 48 hours. 

The National Weather Service reports that Cleveland’s 8.33 inches of rainfall is 5.12 inches above normal.

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