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Preston precipitation record broken in September

October 19, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

To nobody’s surprise September was warm and wetter than it has been for a number of months. The moisture was a welcome relief to most everyone from the hot, dry summer.

“For the month of September, the Preston area officially received 2.66 inches of rain, which was way above the average of 1.40 inches,” said King Smith, who records official weather records in Preston for the National Weather Service.

Storm clouds against the colorful fall leaves make for majestic scenery this time of year. After a long, warm summer, cool weather and snow is beginning to emerge on the mountains in Franklin County.

Storm clouds against the colorful fall leaves make for majestic scenery this time of year. After a long, warm summer, cool weather and snow is beginning to emerge on the mountains in Franklin County.

He said on Sept. 2, the Preston area set a new record for precipitation.

“We received 0.93 of an inch. The old record was 0.45 on an inch set back in 1985. There was so much rain last month that we can now shut off our sprinklers and put them to bed for the winter,” said Smith.

Last September only 0.30 of an inch of rain was recorded.

Smith said the outlook for the coming winter months is normal precipitation, which is a change from those given earlier by the National Weather Service.

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