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1/29/2008

Los Angeles gets 2007 rainfall in one week

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Severe winter storms that battered downtown Los Angeles last week dumped more rain on the city than fell throughout the whole of 2007, National Weather Service figures showed Tuesday. Image: Los Angeles residents use umbrellas in the rain, in 2007. Severe winter storms that battered downtown Los Angeles last week dumped more rain on the city than fell throughout the whole of 2007,

A series of storms rolling in from the Pacific deluged southern California, with 17.3 centimeters (6.8 inches) of rain falling in Los Angeles in the space of seven days, according to weather service statistics.

The same rainfall measuring station received only 8.15 centimeters of rain throughout 2007, the city's driest year since records began. On average Los Angeles receives 38.4 cm of rain each year.

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