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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1250 PM EST TUE DEC 30 2003

THE FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL WRAP-UP OF WHERE THIS YEAR RANKED 
AMONG ALL YEARS OF RECORD IN PRECIPITATION.  WE DO NOT EXPECT 
ANY MORE PRECIPITATION UNTIL THE END OF THIS WEEK...THEREFORE WE
ARE QUITE CONFIDENT TO WRAP THIS YEAR UP A DAY EARLY.


FOR ASHEVILLE...THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR WAS 59.47 
INCHES.  THIS IS THE THIRD WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD AT ASHEVILLE.  
ANNUAL PRECIPITATION RECORDS BEGAN IN 1902.  THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 
TOP TEN WETTEST YEARS ON RECORD FOR ASHEVILLE.

64.91 INCHES IN 1973
60.63        IN 1989
59.47        IN 2003
57.46        IN 1994
57.44        IN 1979
56.92        IN 1975
55.87        IN 1990
55.39        IN 1995
54.04        IN 1992
52.92        IN 1983


FOR CHARLOTTE...THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR WAS 62.63
INCHES.  THIS IS THE FIFTH WETTEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR CHARLOTTE.
ANNUAL PRECIPITATION RECORDS BEGAN IN 1878.  THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 
TOP TEN WETTEST YEARS ON RECORD AT CHARLOTTE.

68.44 INCHES IN 1884
67.07        IN 1936
64.60        IN 1886
62.82        IN 1901
62.63        IN 2003
62.09        IN 1975
59.90        IN 1880
59.09        IN 1944
57.04        IN 1979
57.01        IN 1929


FOR GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG...THE TOTAL PRECIPITATION FOR THE 
YEAR WAS 63.14 INCHES.  THIS RANKS NINTH FOR THE GREENVILLE-
SPARTANBURG METROPOLITAN AREA WITH RECORDS GOING BACK TO 1900 
FOR BOTH GREENVILLE AND SPARTANBURG.  THIS RANKS FOURTH AT THE 
GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AIRPORT WITH RECORDS STARTING IN 1962.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE TOP TEN WETTEST YEARS ON RECORD FOR THE 
METRO AREA.

77.84 INCHES IN 1901 (GREENVILLE)
73.93        IN 1929 (SPARTANBURG)
72.50        IN 1908 (GREENVILLE)
70.41        IN 1964 (GSP AIRPORT)
70.16        IN 1936 (SPARTANBURG)
68.33        IN 1975 (GSP AIRPORT)
66.06        IN 1979 (GSP AIRPORT)
64.13        IN 1912 (GREENVILLE)
63.14        IN 2003 (GSP AIRPORT)
62.56        IN 1919 (SPARTANBURG)

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