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A wet October and more rain expected

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The total rainfall at the Abilene Regional Airport so far this October stands at 9.35 inches.

Looking at rainfall records maintained by the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, that value is the fourth highest amount for a month of October on record for Abilene.

We still have 13 days left in the month to add to that amount. It is likely that this October's rainfall total will move even higher in the rankings.

Below is a list of the top ten wettest Octobers for Abilene since records started being kept in 1886. (rainfall in inches)

Oct 1941 10.88

Oct 1981 10.68

Oct 1931 10.21

Oct 2018 9.35

Oct 2015 8.17

Oct 2004 8.11

Oct 1923 7.64

Oct 1986 7.46

Oct 2000 7.01

Oct 1908 6.96

At San Angelo Mathis Field, the total rainfall so far for October 2018 as of 10 pm October 18 is 8.71 inches. That is a new record rainfall total for the month of October in San Angelo.

Below are the current top ten wettest months of October. (rainfall in inches)

Oct 2018 8.71

Oct 1981 8.68

Oct 1930 7.77

Oct 1969 6.59

Oct 1927 5.98

Oct 1986 5.72

Oct 1985 5.64

Oct 1941 5.46

Oct 1959 5.29

Oct 1942 5.25

Rain is expected in our region into Saturday morning. We are tracking another weather setup that could bring heavy rainfall back into our area Tuesday.

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