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North Platte experienced driest 365 days on record

NORTH PLATTE (AP) – North Platte has just experienced its driest 365-day period in recorded history, according to National Weather Service records.

The service said 7.23 inches of rain fell between April 28, 2012, and Saturday. The office recorded 1.22 inches on April 27 last year and less than an inch on any rainy day since.

Weather service meteorologist Bill Taylor told The North Platte Telegraph that North Platte hasn’t been this dry since the Dust Bowl years.

“The last time that happened was from June 10, 1931, to June 9, 1932, when they had 7.87 inches,” Taylor said.

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