Thunderstorms Break Rainfall Record


Monday, October 15th 2007, 9:49 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A nearly 100-year-old record for rainfall in one year has been broken in Oklahoma City with about two-and-a-half months left in the year.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ty Judd says a line of thunderstorms moved through central Oklahoma before midnight and dropped 1.4 inches of rain at Will Rogers World Airport.

That brings the rainfall total for 2007 to 53.34 inches to break the record of 52.03 inches set in 1908.

Judd says the storms also brought gusty winds of up to 65 miles per hour, which blew out windows at a building in Bethany and a home in northwest Oklahoma City.

No injuries are reported but Oklahoma City firefighters were called to rescue one person from a stalled car.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported up to 3,000 power outages in Del City, Enid, Hennessey, Norman and Oklahoma City but power was restored by Monday morning.