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It's official: Wettest February on record in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

After an extremely dry January kicked off the new year, precipitation has come back with a vengeance in a record-setting month.

According to Meteorologist Justin Lock, the 1.87" of rainfall that dropped on Charleston by 1:15 p.m. Tuesday brought the month's grand total to 10.46", an all-time record.

This month's rainfall surpasses the previous high of 10.17" recorded by the National Weather Service in 1998.

Those two months dwarf the third-wettest February, 7.5" in 1940.

A bit more rain is expected, so it could be a while before we see a wetter February than that of 2013.

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