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    Boston has had more rain than Seattle this June

    Welcome to Boston, Seattle on the Atlantic.

    By noon Friday, 8.41 inches of rain had fallen on the Hub since the sodden month began, placing June 2013 at number 6 on the National Weather Service’s list of the wettest Junes since meteorologic gurus began keeping records in the 1870s.

    And we’re only halfway through the month.


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    That stereotypically soaked city has seen just a half-inch of rain all month.

    “Good luck,” chuckled meteorologist Art Gaebel from the National Weather Service in Seattle.

    Boston in June usually has 1.84 inches of rain at this point in the month and 3.22 inches for the entire month, said Charles Foley, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Boston.

    “That is quite a difference,” he said.


    June 2013 cracked the top 10 wettest roster, at spot number nine, at midnight Thursday when official tallies from Logan Airport showed 7.39 inches of rain had fallen so far this month. Just 12 hours later, 1.02 inches more had fallen.

    Just like that, June 2013 leapfrogged into sixth place.

    This weekend, forecasters expect less than a quarter-inch of rain to fall, Foley said.

    But June 2013 has a long way to go before it reaches the 13.20 inches that fell in 1982, the record holder.

    “The fat lady hasn’t quite sung yet,” Foley said.