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It's Official: 2017 is Wettest Record Ever in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/09/2017

The National Weather Service office in Sullivan has confirmed that Wisconsin has recorded its wettest year ever through July of this year.

In a message delivered on Twitter on Tuesday, the service said average precipitation in the state was 25.25 inches from January 1 through July 31, which is 7.14 inches above average.

The data was collected from numerous reporting stations around the state, with records going back to the late-1900s.

The total precipitation figures include rain and liquid equivalent of snow and sleet.

Last month, University of Wisconsin-Extension Agronomist Joe Lauer said data collected from the UW-Marshfield Ag Research Station from January 1 though July 4 showed that area had the second wettest year ever at 24.6 inches. In central Wisconsin, only 1973 was wetter at 25.8 inches.

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