the 2012 deluge

It’s all relative, I guess.

I just finished my June backyard rain sheet for the National Weather Service, and realize I’ve had 8 times as much precipitation in the first six months of 2012 as I did over the same period last year – 2.21 inches (5.61 cm) compared to 0.27 inch (0.69 cm) last year.

This year’s January-June total is 74 percent of my long term average.