McSoggy's Best Friend
- It's no surprise to those who slogged through flooded basements and even paddled to their homes: the first six months of this year were the wettest on record for the Chicago area.
Through June, 28.46 inches of precipitation was measured, an inch and a half more than we got all of last year, according to the National Weather Service. The earliest measurement of six-month rainfall was in 1882, when 25.17 inches was recorded.
The 28.46-inch mark is 11.93 inches above the average of 16.53 inches that normally falls in the Chicago area the first six months. Last year, only 13.11 inches were recorded for the first six months of the year and 26.91 inches for all of 2012, the weather service said.
Last year was the warmest year in many and crime skyrocketed. This year has been cloudy, cool and damp, and crime is down. There has to be some correlation, unless you're McMiracleWorker.