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May rains helped end the latest drought and got Greg Koppenhoefer of Ellicott City thinking about the past: "This area suffered a 14-year drought (1958-1971) which ended dramatically in June of '72. Comment?" We did have quite a stretch of dry weather between 1962 and 1970 - nine years. Only 1966 topped the 42-inch annual average. And 1965 was the third-driest year on record for Baltimore, with just 28.22 inches. The streak ended with 53 inches in 1971, well before Tropical Storm Agnes in June 1972.

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