More rain has fallen today than on any other Feb. 12 on record in Medford's weather history, according to the National Weather Service.
At 4:30 p.m., about 1.05 inches of rain was recorded at the Medford airport, breaking the previous Feb. 12 rainfall record of 1.02 inches, set in 1975.
The record was tied at 4:04 p.m., said Chuck Glaser, data analyst for the National Weather Service in Medford.
It's the most rain the Rogue Valley has seen in a single day since Dec. 4, 2012, Glaser said.
On that day, Medford was pounded with 1.2 inches of precipitation. If today's downpour keeps up, the Dec. 4 record could fall, too, he said.
"It's the first time for a while that we've had something this good, this moist," Glaser said.
The all-time record rainfall for a single day in Medford is 3.3 inches, set on Dec. 2, 1962, he said.
Weather data has been consistently recorded in Medford since March 1911, Glaser said.
— Sam Wheeler