Record rainfall sweeps Michiana

Heavy rainfall fell over most of Michiana on Tuesday, Oct. 10th and Wednesday, Oct. 11th, breaking records and helping Michiana recover from an abnormally dry fall season. 

Rainfall accumulation ranged from over two inches on the northwest side of Michiana, down to more than half of an inch on the southeast side. Take a look at rainfall totals around Michiana: 

Some of the higher rainfall totals that accumulated over the twenty-four hour period, were more than the amount of rain South Bend Airport received during the entire month of September. September rainfall was very low, only 2.04 inches for the entire month.

Wednesday's rainfall at the South Bend Airport broke a new record. The record rainfall of 1.62 inches

broke the previous record of 1.43 inches set in 1931. 

This big rainfall event has brought the fall rainfall deficit up. Just Tuesday, the deficit was nearly two inches below normal. Now, autumn rainfall is nearly average.

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