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In Like A Frog? Rains Set Record

The heavy rain that fell in Spokane on Tuesday and early Wednesday set a record for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period in March.

A total of 1.05 inches of rain fell at Spokane International Airport in the period ending at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

That surpassed the previous monthly record of 0.94 inches set on March 9, 1989.

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Spokane has gotten 2.76 inches of precipitation, nearly all rain, at the National Weather Service bureau at the airport. That compares with a normal amount of 0.70 inches through March 15.

With 13 days to go, this has already been the fourth-wettest March on record.

The skies are expected to clear for the next three or four days, but more rain is in the forecast for next week. Temperatures are expected to be mild, in the upper 50s or low 60s.



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