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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 06/ 1/2008

May Finishes Second Wettest on Record

By Jason Samenow

In last night's area forecast discussion for the metro area, the National Weather Service reported:

FOR REAGAN NATIONAL THE TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF MAY IS 10.66 INCHES. THIS IS JUST THREE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH BEHIND THE RECORD SETTING 10.69 INCHES THAT OCCURRED IN 1889 AND 1953. TOTAL RAINFALL FOR BWI IS 7.77 INCHES. THIS WOULD BE THE SECOND WETTEST MAY ON RECORD BEHIND 8.71 INCHES IN 1989. FOR DULLES INTERNATIONAL THE MONTHLY TOTAL IS 9.38 INCHES AND THIS IS ALSO THE SECOND WETTEST MAY ON RECORD BEHIND 1988 WHEN 10.26 INCHES OF RAIN FELL.

By Jason Samenow  | June 1, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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