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Rain, wind make for stormy Sunday in Pierce County

A stormy Sunday brought record-breaking rainfall to the South Sound, and wind cut power to some parts of Pierce County.

The National Weather Service doesn’t keep historical data for Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which measured about 1.3 inches of rain over an 18-hour stretch ending at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The nearest station that tracks records, at Sea-Tac Airport, measured 1.57 inches, breaking the 1974 record of 1.2 inches.

Tacoma Public Utilities said about 7 p.m. that roughly 400 people in Roy and 1,100 in Graham had lost power from the wind. The Roy outage was due to a tree limb that fell on a power line, and crews were expected to restore power in a couple of hours. The Graham outage also was attributed to trees; power was restored around 8 p.m.

Monday was expected to be nicer in Tacoma, partly sunny with a high of 57. The Weather Service forecast for Tuesday was looking at rain; expect showers Wednesday and a mostly sunny day Thursday.

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