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Oklahoma City flooding: Train of rains bring record total

One Oklahoma Mesonet in Oklahoma City station received more than 10 inches in 14 hours after having received 13.25 inches for the year prior to Monday's storms.

BY BRYAN PAINTER Published: June 15, 2010

"The heaviest rain was associated with bands of storms that moved over the same areas,” Smith said.

What about records? That's where it's important to differentiate between the Mesonet and the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service has its official Oklahoma City site at Will Rogers World Airport. As of 9:55 p.m. Monday, 7.01 inches had fallen at the airport in about 17 to 18 hours. That broke the record for a June 14, which had been 3.95 inches, set in 1930. It broke the record for any day in June, which is 6.75 inches set on June 3, 1932.

The record for 24-hour rainfall for Oklahoma City is 8.95 inches, set Oct. 18-19, 1983.

The rains returned Monday night, with law enforcement reporting flash flooding on S May between SW 21 and SW 23, at NW 139 and N McArthurd Boulevard, the 3600 block of NE 122, and at N Bryant Avenue and E Memorial Road.

Thunderstorms were expected to continue early today with the risk of flooding continuing, according to the National Weather Service in Norman.

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