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Rains ease drought conditions

By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News
Through the first 26 days of June only 6 tenths of an inch of rain fell. The month was well on its way to being the driest on record. Then the area saw 2.21 inches of rain fall June 27-28.

Tuesday brought more rain as storms rumbled through in the early morning hours dropping as much as an inch or more in some areas. More rain was forecast throughout the day Tuesday as well as for Thursday and Friday. July averages 3.69 inches of rain.

The driest June on record was 1973 when only 65 hundredths of an inch of rain fell. June 1959 saw only 73 hundredths of an inch of rain and is the second driest on record...
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