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Weather service: 2019 becomes 9th wettest year for Vegas

December 27, 2019 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The National Weather Service says 2019 has become the ninth wettest year on record in Las Vegas.

The three-hundredths of an inch (0.76 millimeter) of rain that fell since midnight Thursday raised the year’s total rainfall at McCarran International Airport to 6.87 inches, the weather service said.

Las Vegas’ yearly rainfall record set in 1941 is 10.72 inches (0.27 meter).