MIAMI VALLEY — Steady and heavy rainfall worked across the Miami Valley over the last 48 hours with some areas receiving nearly 4 inches of rain.
Wednesday and Thursday were record-breaking days when it came to rain in the Dayton area.
“At the Dayton International Airport a new daily rainfall record was set when 1.22 inches of rain fell. The old record was 1.06 inches set in 1991. Thursday, more heavy rain broke a record again as 1.91 inches of rain fell, smashing the old record of 1.14 inches set back in 1991”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
The rain led to localized flooding in which Flood warnings and watches were issued, area rivers being at risk of flood stage, and many roadways closed due to high water.
The following are 72-hour rainfall totals, recorded through 10 a.m. Friday, reported in inches by the National Weather Service:
3.39, East Mount Caramel
3.23, Beckett Ridge
3.17, Butler County Regional Airport
2.86, New Miami
2.80, Mad River near Urbana
3.45, Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport
2.81, New Carlisle
3.20, Wilmington Air Park
2.92, Huffman Dam - Mad River Dayton
2.41, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
2.02, Spring Valley
3.45, Tipp City
2.72, Pleasant Hill
3.16 Dayton International Airport
3.02 Near Centerville
2.76, Dayton Wright Brothers Airport
2.72 Stillwater River in Englewood
2.66 Near Huber Heights
3.62 Kings Mills
3.61, South Lebanon
3.01, Five Points