Click on the title of my post or click here to see an amazing assessment of our current drought situation. We will need months of above average rainfall to make up the current shortfall.
I've done some homework and here is what I've found. Currently, we've measured 13.37" of rainfall according to my station. Our normal rainfall through May 30th is 25.10".
Running these numbers, we have had 53.3% of our normal rainfall fall this year. Mark Rose, with the NWS, has posted some information on this over at their blog.
The GREAT news is by this time tomorrow evening, we should have measured some decent rainfall in our area. A STRONG cold front will push through ushering in thunderstorms...some of these could reach severe limits. We'll keep an eye on that as they get closer.
Our weekend forecast looks nice with highs in the mid 80's and lows in the mid 60's.