Sunday, December 30, 2007

One for the record books?

For the past few weeks I have been watching Birmingham's annual rainfall total with increasing interest. Brian Peters, meteorologist with Alabamawx.com has been documenting the possibility that Birmingham may end up with the driest year in 113 years of official record keeping.

As today's rain ended, Birmingham's rain total for 2007 unofficially stood at 28.86" with no more rain expected between now and tomorrow night when 2008 begins. If the 28.86" total stands, Birmingham will finish 2007 .14" below the previous record of 29.00"in 1895.

That would be an amazing record, but one that we wish did not occur.

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