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June 2009 is now the 2nd wettest Denver June

Saturday, June 27th, 2009 9:31am MDT

From the National Weather Service: June 2009 has moved into the second wettest June since Denver weather records began in 1872.  So far for June 2009, through June 26th, the Denver International Airport (DIA) has measured 4.86 inches of liquid (and there are still 4 more days left in June).  The 4.86 inches of water is 3.52 inches above normal through the 26th.  Last year, June 2008 had only measured 0.73 inch again through the same June time frame.

The wettest June on record for Denver was in June 1882 when 4.96 inches of moisture was collected in the rain bucket.

For the 2009 year so far, 10.38 inches of water has been measured at DIA which is a very impressive 2.51 inches above the normal through June 26th.   Last year in June, only 3.04 inches had been recorded through the same time frame.

Note:  The average Denver annual precipitation is 15.81 inches.

As always, we have to ask, do Denver weather and climate records have an asterisk attached?  Read our Examiner.com investigation to see why maybe they should.

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