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Record Rainfall Follows Dry Elko Summer

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Officials say the rain and snow that soaked much of northeastern Nevada is a good start to the water year, which began this month.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports that Elko received 0.92 inch of rain on Sunday, setting a record for that date. It is the most rain the region has seen since Sept. 22, which also set a record with half an inch of precipitation.

National Weather Service forecasters say a weaker storm is also expected to bring a 40 percent chance of rain on Tuesday.

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The wet weather follows one of the driest summers in Elko's history, although NWS says the water year that ended Sept. 30 was well above average.