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RECORD RAINFALL CAPS LONG, DRY SUMMER SEASON

Thanks to the remnants of former Tropical Storm Dennis, a record rainfall Tuesday put an end to Western New York's long, dry summer season. It was the most rain the area had seen in 14 months.

Officially, 1.46 inches of precipitation fell at the National Weather Service office at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, breaking the old mark for the date of 1.25 inches, set Sept. 7, 1948.

The total for the entire rainy period, which began late Monday night, was 1.52 inches. The last time Buffalo had seen this much rain in a 24-hour period was July 7 and 8, 1998.

A few more showers are in the forecast as a weak cold front is expected to move into the region Thursday.

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