The final official numbers aren't yet available, but evidentally June 2013 has become the wettest June on record in Philadelphia in 142 years of recordkeeping.
With today's rush-hour downpour, 0.43 inches was measured at Philadelphia International Airport between 5 and 6 p.m.
As of 5 p.m., the June total stood at 9.64 inches.
Our simple calculation puts the June total at 10.07 inches, a lusty 0.01 about the old record of 10.06, set in 1938.
Perhaps fearing a recount, the atmosphere wrung out an additional 0.12 between 6 and 7 atop the official rain gauge. That would bring the June 2013 total to 10.19.
The downpours have set off flash-flood warnings for parts of the region.