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Ketchikan may break 50-year rain record


September 7, 2017

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The rainfall this summer in one Alaska city is getting close to shattering a 50-year record.

Ketchikan is on track to have its wettest summer since 1967, according to the National Weather Service in Juneau.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Edward Liske said the city is 1.28 inches (3.3 centimeters) away from having the rainiest summer in recorded history.

Ketchikan’s total rainfall since June 21 is 42.88 inches (109 centimeters). To put that into perspective, Seattle’s total average rainfall is 37.49 inches (95.2 centimeters) per year, the Ketchikan Dai...

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