Montpelier sets rainfall record for July
Vermont's capital city broke a new record this month for rainfall, the National Weather Service reports.
Montpelier saw more than a foot of rain during the month of July. That's a lot more than the prior record of 8 inches in 2008. The data goes back to the middle of the last century.
Vermont sees on average 6 more inches of precipitation every year than it did in the 1960s.
Scientists say the state is getting wetter and seeing more extreme rainfall due to human-caused climate change.
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