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40 years ago: City half a foot ahead on rainfall for the year

July 23, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 23, 1973:

  • The Lawrence area was described as "rain-weary and water-logged" in a front-page article today. The city had been doused with .41 of an inch of rain overnight, bringing the July total up to 8.61 inches. Conditions were favorable for additional showers every night this week, according to the National Weather Service. Although the month's rainfall was already more than twice the normal July average of 3.74 inches, the moisture had been more beneficial than not, coming as it did after the wheat harvest but in time to boost other grain crops. Damages had also been negligible and roads that had been closed earlier in the week due to flooding had now been reopened. Rainfall for the year was already six inches above normal.
  • At their upcoming meeting, Lawrence city commissioners were to discuss parking lot improvements for the west side of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. They were also scheduled to discuss a site plan for Ken's Pizza Parlor to be located at 2032 W. 27th and to consider appointments to the city's Bicentennial Committee.

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