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Indianapolis nears record for driest 45-day period

July 16, 2012

Indianapolis is poised to tie its driest 45-day stretch on record as the state's drought continues.

The National Weather Service has recorded 0.09 of an inch in rainfall in Indianapolis since June 1. If the forecast for no rain on Monday holds up, that rainfall total would match a stretch in August and September 1908 that's the city's driest since the weather service started keeping records in the 1870s.
 
Other parts of the state aren't much better as Fort Wayne has recorded just 0.70 of an inch of rain since June 1.

Evansville, meanwhile, saw nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain over the weekend, giving it almost 1.5 inches for July after the city set its record for the driest June.

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