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Medford sees record rainfall for Feb. 12

 Posted: 5:15 PM February 12, 2014

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


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