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Weekend weather pushes Lexington toward record August

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - While the month as a whole has been quite wet, this weekend in Central Kentucky was one to remember.

Storms have brought parts of the Lexington metro anywhere from 4.00-5.00" of rain since last Friday.

Lightning, not wind gusts, also caused numerous power outages Friday night in the Lexington area.

Saturday night was more of the same.

According to Mercer County Emergency Management Director Michael Burke, Harrodsburg saw minor flooding with no injuries reported; just a few downed trees.

A van with five people inside stalled out in knee-high standing water over Highway 127 in Frankfort late Saturday night, and according to Franklin County Emergency Management Director Tom Russell, the family walked away without any injuries.

This month is already the 3rd wettest ever in Lexington with 9.12" of rain so far.

Earlier this month, Lexington saw 5.38" of rain on the 10th making it the wettest day in Lexington since March 1st, 1997. The city has already totaled 6.62" more rain than it did in 2013.

With a week to go, about two more inches of rain would make August 2014 the wettest August in Lexington (11.18" in 1974) since record keeping began in 1872.


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