OKC beats an old record

RECORD EVENT REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
920 PM CDT SUN OCT 14 2007

..ANNUAL RAINFALL RECORD FALLS AT OKLAHOMA CITY


AS OF 920 PM TODAY...0.19 INCHES OF RAIN FELL AT WILL ROGERS WORLD
AIRPORT. THE PRECIPITATION TOTAL SINCE JANUARY 1 IS NOW 52.13
INCHES. THIS BREAKS THE ALL-TIME ANNUAL PRECIPITATION RECORD FOR
OKLAHOMA CITY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 52.03 INCHES OCCURRED IN 1907.
BELOW IS A TABLE OF THE TOP-TEN WETTEST ANNUAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS:

RANK YEAR TOTAL
1 2007 52.13
2 1908 52.03
3 1923 48.25
4 1959 46.46
5 1986 45.17
6 1987 44.49
7 1985 44.18
8 1945 43.91
9 1991 43.74
10 1899 43.66

WEATHER RECORDS FOR OKLAHOMA CITY DATE BACK TO NOVEMBER OF 1891.




NOTE TO MEDIA...AN UPDATED STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY BEFORE
10 PM.

TY/FM
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Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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