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The summer of 2013 was one of the wettest on record across eastern Kentucky.  Meteorologists break down the seasons differently from what you see on the calendar.  Meteorological summer technically runs from June 1st through August 31st.  The National Weather Service office just outside of Jackson finished the meteorological summer with a total of 23.02" of rain, which was nearly 10 inches above normal.  This is the wettest meteorological summer on record at NWS Jackson, and the wettest season on record.  Climate records began at NWS Jackson, KY in 1981.

Meanwhile, the London-Corbin Airport, which has weather records dating back to November 1954, recorded 18.03" of rain for the meteorological summer.  This is 3rd place for total rainfall during a meteorological summer.  The wettest summer on record at London occurred in 2003 when 21.13" of rain fell.