Los Angeles Records Wettest July In 95 Years

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — July 2013 has been the wettest July for the city of Los Angeles in 95 years, the National Weather Service said Friday.

After six months of drought, it has rained .09 inches, which ties the record with July 1918 as the fourth-wettest July since records began being kept in 1877, according to authorities.

The NWS says there is a slight chance of rain Friday, so the monthly total could climb.

The all-time wettest July was recorded in 1886 when the city received .24 inches of rain.

Subsequent records were made when Los Angeles received .18 inches of rain in July 1986 and .13 inches in July 1991.

The average rainfall for July is .01 inches, the lowest of any month of the year.

Long Beach Airport recorded .07 inches of rainfall, also typing for the fourth wettest July since records began in 1958.

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