Wednesday’s 2.04 inches of rain in Clinton County brought June’s total to 7.16 inches, well above the normal 4.37, but far below the record experienced 10 years ago (9.18), according to Jim Blaess, official weather observer for the National Weather Service.

However, the year-to-date accumulation, 16.54, has exceeded the normal year-to-date rainfall of 16.27, with five days left in the month.

Meanwhile, the Wapsi River near DeWitt was still at 13 feet Thursday (flood stage is 11 feet) but was expected to begin falling Thursday night.

It is forecast to fall below flood stage Tuesday.


There have been no 90-degree days so far this month, Blaess said. Normally, four days of 90-degree heat can be expected in June, and last year there were four.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are another common event in Clinton County during June. This year, there have been three such warnings — on June 18, 21 and 23 — the same number as last year.