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Drought sets records for Indianapolis, Evansville

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Last month was the driest June on record for Indianapolis and Evansville, the National Weather Service says.

Weather service figures show both cities received less than half as much rain as their previous records, and Fort Wayne ended up with its second-driest June.

The June rainfall for Indianapolis was 0.09 of an inch — breaking the previous record 0.36 of an inch, set in 1988.

The only drier month recorded for Indianapolis was in March 1910.

In Evansville, June's rainfall was 0.15 of an inch, which broke a record that stood since 1933. Fort Wayne had 0.65 of an inch of rain, going slightly above what it saw in 1933 only because of gusty thunderstorms that hit the city Friday and Saturday.

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  • Too bad
    that the airport isn't located on the Northside of Indianapolis. There has been a bit more rain up north than down south in Marion County alone. I wonder if that would have impacted the numbers a little.
  • This heat wave has lasted a year..
    It sure seems like this heat wave and drought has lasted since last July.. This winter was so warm it was unnatural.. Does this worry anyone else?

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