Just did some research on rainfall statistics for 2008 versus 2007. There has been some 'angst' over the lack of rainfall lately. While some of us were a bit short for June, lets visit the numbers for just my station.
Taking the period from January 1st to June 30th.
What is the average rainfall for this period? 29.18"
We are short by a little more than 4 inches or just over 15%.
I knew we were in much better shape than 2007, but I didn't realize it was 158% better!