It would have been a dubious distinction, but citizens of Bergen just missed claiming what would have been another record for rain last year, by a mere 9.7 millimeters.
That left 2017 as Bergen’s next-wettest year on record. Hopes seemed almost high that the rain that also fell on New Year’s Eve would break the last record set two years ago.
It stands, however, with its 3,101.7 millimeters of precipitation, which broke a record set in 1967. State meteorologist Kristin Seter said a total of 3,092 millimeters fell on Bergen last year.