How Wet was 2009?

After being in a drought much of the last three years, much of north and central Georgia has received heavy rain since the end of August.  So how did 2009 shape up as far as rainfall?  The table below shows the normal rainfall and 10 wettest years for Atlanta, Athens, Macon and Columbus.   In Columbus 2009 will be the wettest year on record, in Atlanta 2009 will be the 2nd wettest and in Macon 2009 will be the 3rd wettest. 

Atlanta
Normal 50.20   inches
WETTEST
YEAR RAINFALL
1948 71.18
2009 69.43
1929 67.71
1936 66.15
1975 66.00
1920 65.04
1888 64.98
1912 64.03
1989 63.31
1880 62.70
Athens
Normal 47.83   inches
WETTEST
YEAR RAINFALL
1929 72.37
1964 71.42
1936 66.71
1948 66.44
1967 66.16
1994 63.84
1963 63.08
1975 62.04
1901 61.89
1900 61.22
Macon
Normal 45.00   inches
WETTEST
YEAR RAINFALL
1929 67.80
1912 61.86
2009 61.54
1923 61.50
1928 60.71
1994 60.69
1953 58.18
1992 58.03
1959 57.81
1947 55.86
Columbus
Normal 48.57   inches
WETTEST
YEAR RAINFALL
2009 80.20
1964 73.22
1966 69.93
1971 64.47
1975 63.36
2005 62.51
1992 60.85
1973 59.81
1953 59.05
1991 57.38

 

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