Wettest December and Year

The National Weather Service reports the recent stretch of rainy weather has set records for St. Louis.

December of 2015 is the wettest December in history.
The weather service reports 11.74 inches of rain received in St. Louis. Some areas of Central and Southern Illinois reported more than that amount from December 26th through December 28th.

The previous December record for St. Louis was 7.82 inches of rain in 1982.

For the year of 2015, St. Louis has received 61.24 inches of rain, more than the previous record of 57.96 inches in 2008.

The picture shows Rocky Mountain Ave at the west end of the flooding.