July 27, 2015

Sunday's Rain Pushes Indianapolis To Wettest Month On Record

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says another night of heavy rainfall has broken a 140-year-old record and made this July the wettest month ever recorded in Indianapolis.

Weather Service hydrologist Al Shipe says the 1.25 inches of rain that fell Sunday night pushed the city to 13.13 inches of rainfall for the month.

That's just above the previous record for Indianapolis' previous wettest month on record, set in July 1875.

Shipe says much of central Indiana has been hit by several deluges this month, extending a tropical pattern that began in late May.

Those heavy rains have flooded cropland, creating big losses for Indiana's farmers.

Last month was the wettest June on record for Indiana, but Shipe says the statewide tally for July won't be available for a few more days.

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