Unusually stormy summer rocks the Inland Northwest

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by Danielle Grant & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 26 at 5:41 PM

SPOKANE-- It's been an unusually stormy summer. We've seen lightning, hail and flash flooding in July.

For past few weeks severe storms have ripped through the region.

Heavy rains rocked windshields in Moses Lake and cars had to cruise through a lake into downtown Omak.

So far this year The National Weather Service issued 48 severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings.

The record was set back in 2006 with 111 warnings for the year.

Chief Meteorologist Tom Sherry says we've had all the right ingredients to brew big storms.

Sherry says that wet weather could be saving us from seeing more wildfires.

Typically we get about 11 days a year of thunder. Already, we've dealt with 10 days of that.

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