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Vehicles spash on Rt 9 in Pleasantville as rain flooding the roads. Nov. 15 , 2018, (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer)

Atlantic City International Airport has recorded more than 66 inches of precipitation this year, breaking a 70-year record, according to unofficial data.

Official numbers, maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will likely not be available until Saturday.

However, unofficial data, which was taken from a tool maintained by NOAA, indicates the total precipitation Thursday through 11 a.m. Friday surpassed the 65.8 inches recorded in 1948.

From Thursday up until 7 p.m. Friday, the airport was drenched in 1.59 inches of rain. This brought flooded roadways and slow travel for parts of the region Friday morning.

When that is added to what has already fallen this year, a total of 66.17 inches of precipitation puts 2018 alone at the top spot for the wettest year since records started to be kept in 1943.

As for the state as a whole:

“We are solidly in second place, but need a few inches statewide to get close, which just may occur. Unless we really get clobbered with this event and then perhaps with some more precipitation before year’s end, it may be too close to call until late month preliminary statewide estimates start coming in,” said David A. Robinson, the New Jersey State Climatologist.

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