Impressive rain totals over last 48 hours

CLEVELAND - Heavy rains over the past 48 hours have added up across the Cleveland area.

A slow moving storm system is responsible for over four inches of rain at Cleveland Hopkins Airport since Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Several northern Ohio counties were put under flash flood and areal flood warnings after waves of heavy rains pounded the area. However, only a few warnings for rivers were still in effect late Wednesday night.

A new daily rainfall record of 3.54 inches of rain was set on Tuesday at Hopkins Airport for June 24th. The previous record for the date was 2.11 inches of rain on June 24, 1873.

As of Wednesday at 5 p.m., Cleveland stood at 5.95 inches of rain for June or just .09 inches away from cracking the top ten wettest months of June on record.

The Akron/Canton Regional Airport is setting records too with 8.91 inches of rain so far this month, making it now the second wettest June on record for that area. The all time record is 11.11 inches set in 1924.

Here is a look at hour much rain has fallen over the past 48 hours at select reporting stations...

  • Cleveland Hopkins: 4.08 inches
  • Akron/Canton Airport: 1.26 inches
  • Lorain/Elyria: 2.75 inches
  • Mansfield: 1.02 inches
  • Wooster: 1.48 inches
  • New Philadelphia: 1.84 inches
  • Ashtabula: 1.49 inches

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