raindropThe National Wather Service says Roanoke officially received 12.73 inches of rain last month, making July 2013 the wettest July ever recorded. The old July rainfall record was 10.09 inches in 1989.

July was also Roanoke’s second wettest month ever recorded. The all-time wettest month record is 16.71 inches from August of 1940. Records for Roanoke date back to 1912.