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2013 May Be The Driest Year In Downtown L.A.'s History

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We all know that rainfall is fairly uncommon in Los Angeles, but new figures have suggested that this year had the least amount of rainfall in Downtown's history.

According to an advisory from the National Weather Service, Downtown L.A. only experienced a pitiful 3.49 inches of rain this year. To put that into perspective, the average rainfall in DTLA is 14.93 inches.

"If rainfall at downtown Los Angeles for the remainder of the year totals .58 inches or less, 2013 will go down in the record books as the driest calendar year since records began in 1877," the advisory noted.

2013 is on pace to shatter the previous record set in 1953, when 4.08 inches fell in the area. The advisory claims that we are expecting some rainfall on Thursday, but it's not nearly enough to overcome the current record, as barely a half an inch of moisture is expected to touch down in Downtown. After that, it's going to be dry as a bone for the remaining days of the year.

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Other parts of SoCal are experiencing their driest years on record as well, including Burbank, Woodland Hills and LAX, according to City News Service.

Here's hoping 2014 will be a lot wetter.