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Birmingham Ties Longest Rain-Free Streak on Record

It’s been an unusually dry autumn across the Southeast, but one city in particular is feeling the lack of water.

Birmingham, Alabama tied its longest rain-free streak on Wednesday with 52 consecutive days without measurable rainfall. With a dry Wednesday, the city tied the long-standing record that was established in 1924, and now looks set to smash it with continued dry weather expected over the coming week. Birmingham averages about 7 inches of rain during that time span.

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A persistent ridge, or an elongated area of high pressure, has been responsible for the incredibly dry conditions across the Southeast. It’s kept areas like Atlanta, Georgia with less than a quarter inch of rain since late September and Charleston, South Carolina with 31 straight rain-free days as well.

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The same pattern will hold for the forseeable future, leaving many across the Southeast high and dry, continuing fire danger and depleting area reservoirs as well.
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Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the continued dry conditions across the Southeast.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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