Atlanta is just 1.14 inches away from getting a year's worth of rain. We are only 8 months into the year. We've picked up 48.54 inches of rain so far this year. Our average yearly rainfall total is 49.68". This will be only the second time in the past 8 years that we will end the year with a rainfall surplus. That's assuming we will get at least 1.14" of rain between now and the end of the year!
Take a look at some of the numbers that I researched this morning of the dry years. The only other year in the past 8 years that we've had a surplus was in 2009. That was the year of the September floods. Just last year, we were more than 1 foot below average.
2012- 37.03" 12.65" rainfall deficit
2011-39.23" 10.45" rainfall deficit
2010-48.15" 1.53" rainfall deficit