PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Chippewa Valley Flooding 6-26-13 - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Chippewa Valley Flooding 6-26-13


With Wednesday's rainfall of 1.80" at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire's precipitation for the year is now 25.81". That total is more than 12 inches above average.

Here are a few other interesting statistics:

* 26.0" of precipitation is reasonable, and average, for October 1st. We are more than three months "ahead of the game."

* In 2012, our total precipitation was 24.26". This year is wetter than last year, and we still have six months left in 2013.

* We are on the heels of Eau Claire's wettest year on record, 1938. From January 1st to June 30th, 1938, 29.94" of precipitation was logged in the city. 53.28" fell that year.

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