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June 27, 2013

Lightning strikes twice; more bad weather ahead


— News Editor Suzanne Moore contributed to this report.


Between June 1 and 16, 5.88 inches of rain has fallen in the Plattsburgh region, according to the National Weather Service in Burlington. Last year's figure over that same time period was 1.59 inches, meteorologist Eric Evenson said. He didn't have an average normal rainfall for Plattsburgh, but in the Burlington area, it's 3.06 inches, he said. And he estimated it wouldn't be much difference on the west side of Lake Champlain. In June as of Wednesday, 7.26 inches of rain fell in Burlington; last year, 1.64 inches of precipitation was measured. So far, Evenson said, it's the fifth-wettest June on record there, based on statistics compiled over more than a century. The Weather Service only looks ahead 10 days, and Evanson said it looks like they all will be wet ones. Moisture from the Southeast United States and Atlantic Ocean has been feeding the recent storms, he said. Weather moving in from Gulf of Mexico will fuel the rain moving in.

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