Topeka Gets Record Rainfall Monday

By: AP
By: AP
Topeka has received a record rainfall during the recent storms.  The National Weather Service says Topeka got a record of 2.31 inches of rain Monday. The old rainfall record for June 9 was 1.93 inches, set in 1941.

**Embargo: Denver, CO** Rain falls from a thunderstom cloud near Denver. This storm was part of a small system that produced a tornado-warned storm near the Denver Airport Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Topeka has received a record level of rainfall during the recent storms.

The National Weather Service says Topeka got a record of 2.31 inches of rain Monday. The city's old rainfall record for June 9 was 1.93 inches, set in 1941.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports there was minor flooding along the Wakarusa River at Wakarusa Tuesday morning. Shawnee County dispatch said despite the record rainfall, law enforcement hasn't received any reports of flooding over roadways.

The weather service forecasts a break in the rain Tuesday with chances for more rain returning Wednesday night into Thursday.

Posted by Greg Palmer


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