MILES CITY – A single-day record 2.91 inches of precipitation fell in Miles City on Sunday, most of it during a heavy thunderstorm early that morning.
The National Weather Service says the rain total was the most ever to fall in Miles City in 24 hours since weather records have been kept. The old single-day record of 2.71 inches of rain fell on June 18, 1964.
Meteorologist Wright Dobbs says 2.29 inches of that precipitation fell between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday, as a strong thunderstorm moved through the area.
The Miles City Star reports hail and rain alternated during the storm, which caused some localized flooding and closed the underpass on Main Street for a time.
Wet weather was forecast to continue through the week.
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