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1975: Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain and flooding across portions of central Iowa from the afternoon of August 27th into the early morning hours on the 28th. At Des Moines 6.18 inches of rain fell on the 27th making it the wettest calendar day on record at that location. Other reported rainfall amounts included 4.20 inches at Guthrie Center, 2.98 inches at Jefferson, and 2.89 inches at Perry.

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