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April 2016 ranks high on rain records

April 2016 was Biloxi's 10th rainiest since 1893 April 2016 was Biloxi's 10th rainiest since 1893
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Even though April's showers have chased us into May, we will remember April 2016 as Biloxi's 10th rainiest on record.

The month brought Biloxi a total of about ten inches of rain. That's over double what is normally seen.

Last April was even wetter, racking up over 13 inches of rainfall, becoming the 5th rainiest April on record. Keep in mind that these records date back to 1893.

April 2016 began and ended with rain showers. In fact, on just the first day of the month, Gulfport recorded over three inches of rain. 

And while we saw another bout of wet weather during the middle of April, the rain event that most will recall for years to come took place near the end of the month.

"A rare, record-breaking rainfall of almost five inches was received in Biloxi on Thursday in a flood event that affected many people in the South Mississippi region," WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams said. "That became Biloxi's rainiest April 28th on record."

April is normally one of Biloxi's least rainy months along with May and October.

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