June Rainfall Sets Record, Crop Value Losses Increase


The Indiana State Climate Office says June set a record for rainfall in the Hoosier State.

According to a press release from Purdue Extension, 9.03 inches of rainfall was received around the state. That’s higher than the previous rainfall record of 8.13 inches from June of 1958.

There were only four days in June where it did not rain somewhere in Indiana. Due to the heavy precipitation, one Purdue Extension Agricultural Economist says that as much as $475-million in crop values could be lost. That’s an increase from the previous estimate of $300-million in value lost.

The state climate office says nearly all parts of Indiana received above normal rainfall – which is considered above anything above 4.3 inches. Only three months on record have been reported as wetter.