Rain totals in Kansas City continue to make history

Marc LaVoie
June 24, 2019 - 5:25 am

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City area is going through the wettest year on record, having received almost a year's worth of precipitation before the end of June.

The rain continued Friday through Sunday. 

"Over that three-day period we picked up 5.56 inches of rain," said Ryan Cutter, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Pleasant Hill.

The total for the calendar year stands at 31.89 inches. The yearly average for Kansas City is about 38.5 inches.

Heavy rain over the weekend caused temporary street flooding throughout the Kansas City area. 

More precipitation is possible Tuesday night, when the National Weather Service says there is a 40 percent chance for thunderstorms.

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