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NWS: This Month Wettest August on Record in Paducah

NOAA Paducah,

The National Weather Service in Paducah says this month is already the wettest August on record. As of Thursday, Paducah had more eight inches of rain when normal rainfall is 2.76 inches. 

It’s also quickly becoming one of the wettest summers on record.

NWS tweeted Friday that 29 stations around the region have reported more than 20 inches of rain this summer, when normal rainfall is between 10 to 12 inches. In Paducah, total summer precipitation thus far is at 17.92 inches. 

1958 holds the record for wettest Paducah summer at 22.45 inches.

Weekend Weather Outlook:

Another round of storms are possible Saturday, some storms could be severe with locally heavy rainfall and lightning as primary concerns. Sunday, however, will be mostly sunny with highs around 80.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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