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La Crosse breaks 141-year-old rainfall record for Aug. 27



It was a wet Monday in La Crosse. The wettest August 27 in La Crosse history, in fact.

The 3.04 inches of rain was the most ever on that date. It was also the third-wettest day in August in La Crosse history.

The previous August 27 record was 2.04 inches set back in 1877. Yes, 1877, that’s not a typo.

It also tied 1935 for the third-wettest day in August in La Crosse.

The only wetter August days in La Crosse history came on the 11th in 1909 with 3.18 and the record-setter August 18, 2007 with 4.04 inches.

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