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Weather events during the past decade have made many of us aware of the localized nature of summer rains, including the floods of 1998 in the Mad River Valley, and 2002 in the Passumpsic Valley. What appear to be isolated instances are more frequently part of a narrowly focused area or band of rain, rather than just a single point. On this date in 1969, such a local rain event occurred, with up to 6 inches of rain reported near Ascutney, VT, with localized but severe damage.