Soaking month of June


June was a wet month. For some, it was just above normal rainfall, others it was record breaking with more rainfall this month than typically falls in June, July and August combined. 

Monthly rainfall in South Bend was above normal, but nowhere near record breaking. Compare that to Ft. Wayne, where the June rainfall record of 8.55" was shattered. The 11.98" of rain was the wettest month ever recorded for Ft. Wayne (Fig 1). South Bend's wettest June of record is 10.86" (1993) and wettest month ever is 13.92"(2008).

The greatest impact locally has been along and south of US-6. The farther south you live, the more rainfall fell this month (Fig 2 & Fig 3). A good amount of that rainfall coming in just 24 hrs, over four inches fell in Plymouth June 15th and 16th. The result has been flooded fields and likely crop loss for many area farmers. 

It may not have rained every day, but it did rain 20 out of the 30 days this month ( Fig 4). Luckily the start of  July is starting much drier, with a drier outlook into next week

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