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New rain has made 2019 one of 10 wettest years in La Crosse

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This year has now become one of the 10 wettest years on record in La Crosse. 

With nearly an inch of rain reported at the airport on Wednesday, the city’s precipitation total for 2019 rose to 41.9 inches, which is now the 8th highest ever. 

That’s about seven-tenths of an inch below last year’s total (42.59 inches), and three inches short of the all-time record of 44.76 inches set in 2016. 

The weather service says the last four years all rank among the 15 wettest ever in La Crosse. 

But a new record is not a sure thing. 

In a normal December, La Crosse only gets 1.3 inches of precipitation, rain or snow.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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