The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Rainfall Reaches Record Amount -Brevard NC


Last updated 1/13/2014 at 9:22am

Heavy rainfall Saturday made Hooker Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest a popular visit Sunday. (Times photo by Derek McKissock)

It's official - 2013 will go down as the rainiest year in more than 100 years.

According to rainfall data collected through the National Weather Service's NOAA online weather data service (NOWdata), more than 112 inches of rain fell in Brevard last year, shattering the previous record of 99.91 inches of rain recorded in 1906.

Prior to 2013, the third-wettest year was recorded in 2009, when 90.32 inches fell. In 1961, 92.44 inches of precipitation was recorded. The rain gauge used in this year's data collection is located on Minor Street near downtown Brevard.

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