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Hurricane remnants could mean more rain

Monday, July 28, 2008 | 9:31 p.m. CDT; updated 12:30 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Cynthia Parker, left, and Georgia Parker look over the flooded road that leads to the Twin Lakes Recreation Area on Monday. S.J. Idel, an aquatic specialist for the city, said the road typically floods when it rains and the water is generally down 30 minutes after it quits. "Today it hasn't gone down as quickly," Idel said.
The swimming spot usually opens at 10 a.m. but remained closed until noon because of the rain. "There was some water on the road when we opened," Idel said.

COLUMBIA— The remnants of Hurricane Dolly are forecast to affect central Missouri on Tuesday night and Wednesday, with more heavy rain possible.

Already this year, Columbia has gotten 35.17 inches of rain, which surpasses the 32.92 inches that fell in 2007. And Columbia's 1.52 inches of rainfall on Monday broke the city's record for most rainfall in one day; the previous record was 1.47 inches, set in 1907.

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It's too soon to tell whether this year's rainfall will top 1993 as Columbia's wettest year, when more than 62 inches of precipitation fell.

 

 


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