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April 24, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE

John Stratton of Catonsville knows the old saying, "April showers bring May flowers." But he asks: "Isn't April historically one of the driest months of the year in ... Baltimore?"

It is. Here, we prefer, "March showers bring April flowers." April is the driest month of our year (3.00 inches), while March is the second-wettest (3.93 inches).

Maybe it worked in England, where poet and farmer Thomas Tusser recorded it in 1557 as, "Sweet April Showers, Do spring May flowers."

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