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Medford sees record rainfall for Feb. 12

More rain has fallen today than on any other Feb. 12 on record in Medford's weather history, according to the National Weather Service.

At 4:30 p.m., about 1.05 inches of rain was recorded at the Medford airport, breaking the previous Feb. 12 rainfall record of 1.02 inches, set in 1975.

The record was tied at 4:04 p.m., said Chuck Glaser, data analyst for the National Weather Service in Medford.

It's the most rain the Rogue Valley has seen in a single day since Dec. 4, 2012, Glaser said.

On that day, Medford was pounded with 1.2 inches of precipitation. If today's downpour keeps up, the Dec. 4 record could fall, too, he said.

"It's the first time for a while that we've had something this good, this moist," Glaser said.

The all-time record rainfall for a single day in Medford is 3.3 inches, set on Dec. 2, 1962, he said.

Weather data has been consistently recorded in Medford since March 1911, Glaser said.

— Sam Wheeler