Lansing Region Could Challenge 136 Year Old Rain Record
According to the Lansing State Journal, if it doesn't stop raining soon, the Lansing region could challenge a 136 year old precipitation record for the month of June.
From midnight May 31 to early Tuesday afternoon, about 7.15 inches of rain had fallen at Capital Region International Airport.
If we continue on this pace, eight inches would put us sixth place, nine inches in fourth place, 10 inches in third and 11 inches would be second place.
The wettest June on record: 11.35 inches in 1883. The wet spring and early summer have devastated farmers in mid-Michigan and throughout the Midwest, preventing them from planting their crops.
The Lansing area usually gets around 3-1/2 inches of rain in June. No matter how you look at it, it's a very impressive year for precipitation here.