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Record-breaking rainy weekend


At least one rainfall record was broken this weekend from the heavy rain that moved through Central Wisconsin.

Rain began moving into Wisconsin from the southwest early Saturday morning and lingered in the area through Sunday evening. 

Communities in Adams, Portage and Wood Counties picked up the greatest amount of rain this weekend. 

According to the National Weather Service Office in Green Bay, Saturday's 1.32" in Wisconsin Rapids broke the Oct. 13th rainfall record for the city.  The old record was only one year old, set in 2011 of .88". 

Based on data supplied by the National Weather Service and Newsline 9's collection of Weather Watchers, weekend rain totals met or exceeded three inches in Stevens Point (3.44"), Scandinavia (3.45"), Big Flats (3"), Plover (3.21") and Arkdale (3.1").

Communities picking up over two inches of rain include Wisconsin Rapids (2.92"), Lindsey (2.15"), City Point (2.76"), Necedah (2.47"), Almond (2.95") and Kronenwetter (2.7"). 

This weekend's rain provided 1.89" in Wausau and 1.83" in Rothschild. 

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