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August days break rainfall records


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Heavy rainfall contributed to a nearly 8- foot rise in water level of the Stikine River between Aug. 9 and 11.

PETERSBURG – Even to those well adjusted to Petersburg weather, the downpour of rain in the past weeks hasn't gone without notice.

So far two days this month have set new precipitation records. National Weather Service data showed some 1.97 inches of rain fell on Petersburg last Saturday and 3.25 inches fell on Sunday, breaking previous precipitation records for those respective days in August. The normal average rainfall for each day is 0.20 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The all time daily precipitation record for the month of August was August 20, 2011 when 4.54 in...

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