Worcester Has Already Broken Rain Record Halfway Through July

Photo: Getty Images

WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — We're only halfway through July, and already up to our necks in rain. Worcester broke two records with Saturday's heavy storms. First, the city smashed its daily rainfall record, posting 2.47 inches of rain, shattering the previous 1.15 inch record set in 1964.

With those storms, the city also trounced its July rain record with 12.66 inches of rain, according to WBZ-TV meteorologist Eric Fisher — and we still have two weeks left.

Meteorologist Matthew Belk with the National Weather Service said the rain came from a warm front that was moving through the region, but got stuck in a holding pattern over the center of New England. The same setup could also happen Sunday.

The storms flooded roads and caused multiple spin-outs in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, knocking out power to 3,000 in Worcester.

The record rainfall comes amid a historically-wet July for the rest of the state: currently the third-rainiest July in Boston in recorded state history, and that's without Saturday's rain.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports:

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | iHeartmedia App

Written by Chaiel Schaffel

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content