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We Need Some Rain

Another dry day today.  We had a mix of sun and clouds with high temperatures that made it up to 72 this afternoon.  We did have a good coverage of clouds at times that had some people hoping for some much needed rain.

Our rain deficit is growing.  Right now, we are 10.4 inches below normal in rainfall for the year.  Normally at this time of year, we would have picked up 43.33 inches of rain.  So far, we have only had 32.93 inches. 

November is usually a dry month for us.  But even for November standards, we are still very dry.  For the month, we've only had .62 inches of rain in November.  Normally, we should have already picked up 1.62 inches.  So we are an inch below normal for the month.

The water level at Lake Lanier is also getting lower.  Right now, the lake level is 1058.06.  The normal full pool for Lake Lanier is 1071.  So we are running 12.94 feet below full pool.  The lake's lowest level was 1050.75 on 12/28/2007.  That means we are 7.31 feet away from its lowest level. Check out the photos sent to us by John Jaworski.

There is some rain moving in this week.  Monday, most areas will stay dry.  There's just a 20% chance of a light shower mainly to the north.  Tuesday, the chance for rain goes up to 40%.  The main line of rain will push through on Wednesday.  We won't wipe out the deficit, but some models are showing some good rain amounts.  We could see between an inch and an inch and a half of rain before it ends on Wednesday.