If you think it seems like a lot of rain has fallen in Cartersville and Bartow County this year, you're right. Mother Nature has been sending an above-average amount of the wet stuff in 2013.
According to the National Weather Service, the Atlanta metro area received 5.24 inches in August. The average, based on data gathered between 1981 and 2010, is 3.90 inches.
And in July, when many a Fourth-of-July celebration was cancelled due a deluge of rain, the metro area had 8.48 inches compared to 5.27 which usually falls during that month.
But August's 5.24 inches of precipitation didn't break any records. In 2006, the metro area received 8.66—and in 2005 in the month of July 14.63 inches fell.
So what's in store for the rest of the year. The prognosticators predict the area will move back into the normal range October through December:
Average Inches of Rainfall (Expected)
- Oct: 3.41
- Nov: 4.10
- Dec: 3.90
The average rainfall for September is 4.47 inches, however, it's hurricane season so anything goes.
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