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Sunday storm sets Sept. 1 record for rain in Allegheny County

Joe Napsha

September in Allegheny County got off to its wettest start ever, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm that swept through northern Allegheny County and southern Beaver, Butler and Armstrong counties on Sunday broke a 117-year-old record for rainfall on Sept. 1, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh said.

The storm dumped 3.38 inches of rain at the National Weather Service gauge in Moon, more than doubling the record of 1.29 inches of rain in 1912, meteorologist Myranda Fullerton said Monday.

The heaviest part of the storm tracked north of Westmoreland County, and only 3/4-inch of rain was measured in Westmoreland, Fullerton said.

The storm Sunday pushed the Pittsburgh region’s precipitation for year to 38.21 inches, topping the average of 38.19 inches in precipitation — rain and snow melt.

With much of the nation’s weather attention focused on Hurricane Dorian, Fullerton said that the latest models for the hurricane shows that it will be off the coast of New Jersey by Friday and will have little impact on the weather in Western Pennsylvania.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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