There is rain .
This year is not as dry as last. We are in an area "abnormally dry," according to the national drought monitor. Normal vs Abnormal These are important words to keep in mind when considering drought conditions.
Of course, drought in New England means something different than drought in southern Arizona. My corner of the world is a little like a combination of northern Arizona (the mountains) and New England . (Maybe with a little Nebraska prairie tossed in.)
Friday, it rained a little ... 1/3rd of an inch. Actually, that was more than the monthly total of the entire month of September. It was more than August's total rainfall. July's also!
In fact, if you add the rainfall up for those 3 months, it would only amount to about 3/4". Shoot. A tenth of an inch rainstorm every other week sure doesn't amount to much!
"Drought" is both an environmental and economic term. Farmers deal with drought by having difficulties growing their customary crops. Native species of plants and animals can have serious problems in drought conditions. But of course, the flora and fauna of the Olympic Peninsula rainforest would be different from what lives on the Nebraska prairies.
Rain! A little fell yesterday and a little more is falling today. I wonder if the intermittent showers over Friday, Saturday and Sunday can amount to more than what fell in July, August and September ...