Aug 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; General view of Turner Field during a game between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians in the third inning. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Wow – Record Rainfall in Atlanta and Only One Postponed Game?

Here's to Mac

The Ted held up nicely this year

If you live in Atlanta or the metro-Atlanta area you know that it was like living in Florida this summer. Seemingly every afternoon the skies opened up and down came the rain. Weeks went by without seeing the sun. Rain, rain and more rain.

When reflecting on the Braves’ regular season in preparation for the playoffs I was amazed to think back and not remember any rain outs. Well, I did go back and look – the May 4th contest with the Mets was indeed rained out and made up as part of a double-header on June 18th (creating a 5-game series….I remember that well because I’m a Mississippi State baseball fan and the Braves completed all 5 games in between the time it took for the Bulldogs to play College World Series games).

From April-August Atlanta experienced 14.06 inches more than the 30-year average! That’s a 70% increase in rainfall. September hasn’t been too bad as evidence by my back-yard tomatoes that are finally not getting drowned so I can eat some. I find the lack of postponed games incredible considering the rainfall this summer (which is pretty obvious if I’m going to sit at my computer and write 200 words about it).


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  • Chris Headrick

    It certainly made for a mild, and more enjoyable summer at baseball games!

  • Matthew Jones

    It certainly did. Up in Fannin County (which is the center top of the state of GA) had something like 70 inches of rain this summer. Insane!