Philadelphia's record-setting summer rainfall has become official.
Philadelphia broke its record for the rainiest summer ever at the beginning of August, when the season wasn't close to finished.
Now, the meteorological summer -- June 1 to Aug. 31 -- is over, giving Philly its official record-setting number: 29.71 inches of rain fell at Philadelphia International Airport, according to the National Weather Service.
That total easily surpasses the previous summer rainfall record of 24.59 inches, set in 2011. Before that record was set two years ago, Philadelphia's summer rain record had stood for nearly a century. The now-third-highest total is the 22.93 inches recorded in 1906.