2007 not the driest?

My friend at the Lawrenceville Weather Blog says 2007 is not the driest year on record:

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today ended its Christmas editorial with a wish that it would just precipitate. 2007 had the possibility of going into the record books as the driest year on record, which is currently held by the year 1931, with 29.14 inches of total rainfall. As of this morning, Atlanta saw 28.69 inches of rain, and today Hartsfield-Jackson airport recorded 58 inches of rain. bringing the total to 29.27 inches. Most of today


  1. Rogue109 says:

    But Creative Loafing’s Ken Edelstein wrote recently that the drought was one of “biblical” proportions! Surely he wasn’t overstating matters?

    (Actually, I’m just kidding. Ken is a super nice guy every time I’ve met him. I’m just tweaking him for suggesting we’ve never see such weather ever before.)

  2. AubieTurtle says:

    Rick drinks from the beer volcano!

    Why does it matter if it is the driest on record? If we’re a quarter of an inch under or over the record, well, that’s a difference of half an inch, which means nothing. This is just another example of our short attention span, top ten list loving method of decision making.

  3. Chris says:

    Bah. The only reason were getting so much rain is that its my wedding weekend. 51 other weekends it _could_ rain, and it picks this one.


  4. Carpe Forem says:

    It was a gift from God.

    The only reason were getting so much rain is that its my wedding weekend

    Just to re-cap and make sure I’ve understand:
    God loves us and decided not to go for the record because he hates Chris. Hmm

  5. Chris says:

    The flying spaghetti monster doesn’t get upset when you invoke the name of this only meatball “Bah”.

    Carpe, God had nothing to do with it. I had an elaborate plan to make sure my car was in a different county from the celebration.

    And up until yesterday I’d probably have agreed that God hates me.

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