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August 14, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE

Bill Bonneau writes from Sparks: "What events occurred in August 1955 to cause such a huge rainfall accumulation (18.35 inches) ? ... I have never heard anything about the 'Monsoon of 1955.'" It was Baltimore's wettest month by far, dumping nearly half the city's average annual precipitation. Blame Connie, a minimal hurricane that came up the bay and dropped almost 10 inches here in 72 hours. Three days later, remains of Diane unloaded 2.3 inches more. By Aug. 31, other storms had added almost 5 more inches.

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