For those of you outside the metro-Atlanta area, you may not be aware of what a severe drought we've been having here. 2007 seems to have been the worst, with 2008 slightly better.
I know it's early in the new year, but as of this afternoon, we've had 4.15 inches of rain for the calendar year so far (at Lake Alatoona). Since we only had 3.46 inches for the entire month of January 2008, I'm cautiously optimistic......but still not putting my rain dance outfit back in the closet yet!
Just for the record, the average rainfall at this site is 5.5 inches for January, so we're off to a good start!