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Thu., June 19, 2014, 8:42 a.m.

Coeur d’Alene Sets Rain Record

Kate Steward, 7, collects leaves in City Park on Wednesday afternoon. Coeur d���Alene had a record-breaking 1.11 inches in a 24-hour period on Tuesday. (Tess Freeman/press)
Kate Steward, 7, collects leaves in City Park on Wednesday afternoon. Coeur d���Alene had a record-breaking 1.11 inches in a 24-hour period on Tuesday. (Tess Freeman/press)

Kate Steward, 7, collects leaves in City Park on Wednesday afternoon. Coeur d’Alene had a record-breaking 1.11 inches in a 24-hour period on Tuesday. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Tess Freeman)

Take that, 1965. This week's rainfall broke a few records set 49 years ago in the Coeur d'Alene area, said climatologist Cliff Harris. There was a 36-hour stretch this week when the raindrops never stopped falling, setting a rain duration record. Another record was set Tuesday with a 1.11-inch rainfall. The previous record for June 17 was set in 1965, with 1.04 inches. "There's no drought in Camelot," said Harris, of Coeur d'Alene. The region's total rainfall so far this month has been 3.34 inches, which compares to a normal total of 1.93 inches for the entire month of June/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: I have a bumper crop of weeds this year (due largely to my recent vacay). Has is your garden growing with all this rain?




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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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