September was third wettest in 20 years

September, 2009, the month which ended last Wednesday, wound up as Rockdale's third wettest month in the past 20 years.

At midnight Sept. 30, a total of 13.01 inches had fallen in the U. S. Weather Service rain gauge at KRXT-FM.

Only wetter months in the past 20 years were May, 2000 (16.83 inches) and July, 2007 (15.01 inches).

October has started on a wet note, too. Sunday's rainfall totaled 1.20 inches and another .77 fell Monday for a two-day total of 1.97 inches.

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