Latest rain brings season-to-date ahead of last year
The rain fell while Menlo slept last night. There was .6" in my gauge as of 7:30 am. My season-to-date total is 3.3". That compares to 2" at the same time in 2011. I would say this was unexcepted. Sitting at 3.3", as of November 21, it is tempting to project a big rain year when you compare to 2' this time last year. We can hope so.
Trouble is we did not know, then, that 2011-12 would be a slim year of rainfall. We need to get well into January to get a better fix. Our last year over 20 inches was 2009-10 at 21.39". As of November 21, 2009 the total was 4.1", a solid figure but we did not know, then either, how good a year it would be. There is so much variability. Does this make any sense? My friend up west in Sharon Heights is at 4" right now.