February 6th was one for the books for Middle Tennessee as more than 6 inches of rain fell in spots. 

rainfall wide
The heaviest bands of rain pummeled areas west of Nashville. 
This is where we saw the most abundant amount of rain. 
The swath of 4-6 inches of rain fell in a fairly localized band which was about 20 miles wide. 
west TN rain
Officially, we ended up with a record-shattering 4.0" of rain at the Nashville International Airport. 
The previous record was 1.73" set in 1884. 
What's even more impressive is that we managed to fit a month's worth of rain in one day. 
The average total monthly rainfall for February is 3.94". 
feb stats
 Of note, it's a rare occurrence that we see a day with 4"+ of rain. 
Since record keeping began, in 1870, Nashville has only seen 21 days where 4" or more has occurred in a 24 hour span. 
record rain
With more rain coming down the pipeline for the Mid-State, February 2019 could end up as one of the wettest ones in recent years. 

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Meteorologist Cody Murphy joined the News4 team in March 2018.

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