Louisville sets precipitation record

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The latest deluge has put Louisville in
record territory for precipitation this year, and Lexington isn't
far behind.
National Weather Service hydrologist Mike Callahan says
Louisville on Monday broke the yearlong record of 64.6 inches of
precipitation set in 2004. By noon Monday, Kentucky's largest city
had 64.77 inches of precipitation for the year.
Callahan says the precipitation records date back to the 1880s.
The precipitation includes melted snow as well as rain.
Lexington is also nearing a record amount for the year.
Callahan says as of noon Monday, Lexington had 62.8 inches.
That's less than 3 inches behind the record 65.76 inches in 1935.
Elsewhere, Bowling Green had 59.78 inches for the year as of
noon Monday, well off the record pace of 75.56 inches in 1979.

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