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SXUS73 KDMX 030639  
RERDMX  
 
RECORD EVENT REPORT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA  
139 AM CDT WED APR 3 2024  
   
..RECORD HIGH RAINFALL SET AT OTTUMWA FOR TUESDAY APRIL 02
 
 
 
A DAILY RECORD HIGH RAINFALL OF 1.44 INCHES WAS SET AT OTTUMWA, IOWA  
FOR TUESDAY APRIL 02. THIS BREAKS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.05 INCHES  
WHICH OCCURRED IN 1983.  
 

 
 
WEATHER RECORDS FOR THE OTTUMWA AREA HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM TWO GENERAL  
LOCATIONS. INITIAL RECORDS WERE STARTED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1923 NORTH OF  
DOWNTOWN AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 1948. AT THAT POINT,  
OBSERVATIONS WERE MOVED TO THE OTTUMWA AIRPORT ON FEBRUARY 1,  
1948 WHERE THEY REMAIN UNTIL PRESENT.  
 

 
 
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