4 days of rain might save Atlanta from driest-year-on-record title

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta region is getting a last-minute
soaking, and forecasters think it may be enough to keep 2007 from
becoming the area's driest year on record.
This year's cumulative rainfall has climbed to 31.56 inches,
with a parade of storms dousing Atlanta for 10 of the last 12 days.
That's just slightly less than 1954, when only 31.80 inches fell.
The National Weather Service says "it's likely" the 1954
record will keep its hold in the books. Still, the drenching isn't
refilling the metropolitan area's main reservoir. A U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers spokesman says the rain helps, but he'd like to see
"a whole lot more."


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