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Record-breaking June, highest rainfall in over 100 years

June 2017 simply shattered the rainfall record. Previous years falling far behind. June 2017 simply shattered the rainfall record. Previous years falling far behind.
As of June 30 morning, it has rained for 21 days of the month. As of June 30 morning, it has rained for 21 days of the month.
As of June 30 morning, almost 23 inches of rainfall have been recorded this month. That's over 300 percent of normal. As of June 30 morning, almost 23 inches of rainfall have been recorded this month. That's over 300 percent of normal.
It has been quite the rainy month across the Gulf Coast region. In fact, parts of South Mississippi have seen record-breaking rainfall. It has been quite the rainy month across the Gulf Coast region. In fact, parts of South Mississippi have seen record-breaking rainfall.

It has been quite the rainy month across the Gulf Coast region. In fact, parts of South Mississippi have seen record-breaking rainfall.

In Biloxi, over 22 inches of rainfall were sitting in this month's rain gauge, as of June 30 morning.

That is the highest June rainfall amount ever recorded in Biloxi, Mississippi. The weather records in Biloxi date back to 1893.

"Normally, June should bring about seven inches of rainfall," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "This June was saw over 300 percent of normal rainfall. It was truly historic."

For 21 of June's 30 days, it rained in Biloxi. The heaviest one-day rain, over six inches, fell during the week of Tropical Storm Cindy. There was also a very heavy rainfall event during the final Thursday of the month.

Overall, much of South Mississippi was wetter than normal.

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