Georgia’s Soggy Summer May Set Record
After a soggy first half of 2013, Georgia may see record rainfall this year.
According to the National Weather Service, Georgia’s rainfall for the year so far is 44 inches, already surpassing the total rainfall for 2012.
The record for rainfall in Georgia was set in 1948 at 71 inches. About 42 inches fell in the first six months of that year.
With almost no rainless weekends this summer and some 4th of July celebrations being cancelled due to the weather, many have felt the effects of the downpours, including Georgia State University Students.
Lillian Teffere, a GSU student, said, “It’s difficult if I need to go in, like, different places on campus. If the buses take too long and I have to wait it kind of sucks to be stuck in the rain”.“
Kimberly Wong, another GSU student, said that she was definitely more likely to skip class or arrive late during the rainy weather, but she also found an upside to the rain.
Wong said, “I don’t really notice it that much because I work a lot and my work is indoors and usually when it rains lots of people come in to my work more often.”
The persistent rain could also cause delays on downtown construction projects, such as the Atlanta Streetcar.
The National Weather Service predicts rain for the rest of this week.