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  •  The lists usually only survey the lower 48. (1+ / 0-)
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    Mobile AL always tops the list for most rainfall and most rainy days in the contiguous United States. Linky.

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    If you say "gullible" real slow, it sounds like "green beans."

    by weatherdude on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 05:12:45 PM PDT

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    •  Hmm... (4+ / 0-)

      That article includes another weasel-word later on...

      WeatherBill studied more than three decades of rainfall data from 200 National
      Weather Service stations in major U.S. cities, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, according to the report.
      So...Forks, WA gets a lot more rain than Mobile, and is actually not too bad by Olympic Coast standards, and it's a city, but it doesn't meet reasonable definitions of "major" city. Is Mobile a "major" city? I can fly non-stop to the Big Island from here, but not to Mobile.

      Anyway...quibbling..."city", whether major or not, is probably not a useful way of looking at rainfall.

      •  Mobile has about 200k residents. (2+ / 0-)
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        It's a growing city. Airbus is building a final assembly plant at the airport, so the city is expected to grow even more.

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        If you say "gullible" real slow, it sounds like "green beans."

        by weatherdude on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 05:25:26 PM PDT

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      •  Are you figuring the undead citizens of Forks? (2+ / 0-)
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        whaddaya, weatherdude

        That raises both its population and prominence a lot when you do.

         

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        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 02:00:18 AM PDT

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