Went cumulative this time ’round since the backyard dealt with a relatively rapid series of storms over the last few days, ending sometime this morning when I looked out at a patch of sky and found it 57% gray-free. Given that the month of January has brought us almost three weeks of dryness, I’d say these systems more than made up for it, dropping 3.54″ into our backyard precipitometer.
Given that this season to-date still seemed drier than last, I was surprised to find more had fallen now than at this same time in 2012 â€” by almost a full inch, thanks to a 37-day-long dry spell between December 2011 and January 2012.
January 24-27: 3.54″
Season Total: 16.57″
UPDATE (01.28): Another weak system swept through yesterday evening, but did not produce measurable results.