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WEATHER WHYS

Q: What's the driest place on Earth?

A: That would have to be in the country of Chile, said Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "A small town called Arica in Chile has gone as long as 14 years without any measurable rain," McRoberts reported. "There was a 59-year period there when it averaged only three-tenths of an inch of rain. No place in the United States comes close to being that dry."


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