June 2008 was Dry - Nearly Setting New Records
June 30, 2008

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
500 PM EDT MON JUN 30 2008

...JUNE 2008 AMONG THE DRIEST MONTHS OF JUNE ON RECORD FOR SOME...

ALTHOUGH MUCH OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA RECEIVED RAINFALL DURING
THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE MONTH...IT WAS TOO SPOTTY AND NOT ENOUGH TO
PREVENT JUNE 2008 FROM TAKING A SPOT IN THE RANKINGS AS ONE OF THE
TOP TEN DRIEST MONTHS OF JUNE ON RECORD AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS.

AT ATLANTA...JUNE 2008 WAS THE THIRD DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD.

RANKING  TOTAL  YEAR
1.       0.16   1988
2.       0.39   1931
3.       0.58   2008
4.       0.74   1944
5.       0.74   1984

AT ATHENS...JUNE 2008 WAS THE FIFTH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD.

RANKING  TOTAL  YEAR
1.       0.69   1920
2.       0.87   1958
3.       0.91   1988
4.       1.15   1925
5.       1.22   2008

AT COLUMBUS...JUNE 2008 WAS THE NINTH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD.

RANKING  TOTAL  YEAR
1.       0.51   2000
2.       0.74   1993
3.       0.83   1986
4.       0.94   1988
5.       1.05   1990
6.       1.24   1979
7.       1.29   1955
8.       1.56   1954
9.       1.72   2008
10.      1.77   2006

 


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