It Was the Rainiest Summer Ever in New York City

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  A doorman tries to hail a cab in the rain on September 6, 2011 in New York City. A rainy front moving through the area this morning as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee reach the North East, resulting in a flash flood watch for New York City until 6pm. Rain is expected to fall in areas which have already been devastated by Irene.   (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: A doorman tries to hail a cab in the rain on September 6, 2011 in New York City. A rainy front moving through the area this morning as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee reach the North East, resulting in a flash flood watch for New York City until 6pm. Rain is expected to fall in areas which have already been devastated by Irene. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

Congratulations, summer of 2011. Despite having a June and July that were drier than usual, your August was epically rainy. And so, when all was said and done, you beat out the summer of 1975 by a whopping three inches to become the rainiest summer ever, with more than 25 inches of rain. Go ahead, celebrate today with more rain, thunderstorms, and possible flooding. You've earned it. [WSJ]