Mike Benzie contributed this story for Yahoo News subtitled, “National Weather Service examines volume and frequency of rain in Atlanta this year.”
In the case of 2013 weather, the truth is this: It has rained in near record volumes in the metro Atlanta area, according to the National Weather Service. We had more rain through July 8 this year than we had in all of 2012. Same is true for all of 2011.
Let’s look at the stats, courtesy of Keith Stellman, meteorologist in charge at the Peachtree City-basedweather service. Atlanta is on pace to have its wettest year ever. These records, by the way, extend back to 1879. Through July 8, the official site at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recorded 41.28 inches of rain. At that pace, Atlanta would reach 79.72 inches by December 31, eclipsing the highest marks to date — 71.18 in 1948 and 69.43 in 2009. The 2009 year was pushed by a “once in 500 years flood” that crippled the city for a week in September.
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