(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Start printing the t-shirts: “I survived the rain of 2011.”
With still two months to go, the tri-state has officially set a new record for the wettest year on record.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio reports the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport picked up around a third of an inch of rain Wednesday evening, pushing the region past the previous record.
As of 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, 57.68 inches had fallen at CVG all year. With 65 days left in the year, the old record of 57.58 inches set in 1990 is likely to be left not just eclipsed, but shattered.
Record keeping for precipitation began in 1871.
As rain clouds leave the area Thursday afternoon, there is no chance of rain forecasted for the next six days.