Local & Regional
Fri May 15, 2009
Tulsa Sets Soggy Record
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa sets record for days of consecutive rainfall
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The wet weather in recent weeks in Oklahoma has resulted in a record-setting stretch of rainfall for the state's second-largest city.
The National Weather Service says that through Thursday, Tulsa has had 20 straight days with at least a trace of precipitation.
A total of 7.67 inches of rain has fallen during the period with the highest total of 3.01 inches falling on May 1. On five of the days only a "trace" amount of rain was measured.
The city's previous record of 13 straight days of precipitation was set in 1935 and tied in 1957.
Friday's forecast calls for partly cloudy conditions during the day with rain showers likely at night.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.