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Rainfall sets daily record for May 25 before noon

Another 19th century record for precipitation was obliterated today in Buffalo.

As of 11:30 a.m., the National Weather Service reported a total of 1.41 inches of rain at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The former record for the date was set 143 years ago when 1.21 inches of rain fell.

Since April 1, it's the fifth daily rainfall record eclipsed. All were more than a century old.

The others were:

  • May 5: 1.37 inches of rain, breaking the former record of 0.98 inchest set in 1914.
  • May 1: 1.29 inches of rain, breaking a mark of 0.77 inches set in 1875.
  • April 20: 1.95 inches of rainfall broke the former daily record of 1.77 inches, set in 1903.
  • April 6: 1.58 inches of precipitation broke the former daily record of 1.22 inches, set in 1886.

Also, the April 20 rainfall set a new one-day precipitation mark for any April day, breaking a record of 1.27 inches set in 1893.

Today's rainfall also vaulted this May from the 20th wettest May on record at the Buffalo airport all the way up to a tie for 6th place with 2003.

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