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Albany to set drought record

It looks like Albany is about to break a record in how long the area has been without rain. (Source: WALB) It looks like Albany is about to break a record in how long the area has been without rain. (Source: WALB)
First Alert Chief Meteorologist Chris Zelman. (Source: WALB) First Alert Chief Meteorologist Chris Zelman. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany is about to set a record for the most days without rain in the area.

The new drought monitor released on Thursday showed more south Georgia counties under extreme drought conditions.

They included Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early, Crisp, Dooly and Sumter counties.

Albany hasn't had any rain in 52 days.

That hasn't happened in more than 100 years.

"The last time we had this kind of weather was in 1904. And we had a 55 day streak of no rainfall. We're probably going to pass that. We're not expecting any rain over the next several days," explained First Alert Chief Meteorologist Chris Zelman.

Residents can view the most up-to-date forecast on the WALB Weather page

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