Friday’s heavy rain eliminates Augusta’s deficit

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Friday’s heavy rain was exactly what was needed to relieve the 2016 rainfall deficit in the CSRA.

Augusta now has a rainfall surplus for 2016 after Friday's heavy rain.
Augusta now has a rainfall surplus for 2016 after Friday’s heavy rain.

Prior to the rain on Friday, Augusta’s official rainfall deficit was nearly 3.5 inches just since January 1. But with almost 4 inches of rain on Friday, there’s now a surplus of almost a quarter-inch for 2016. The next chance of rain arrives Thursday morning, just in time for round 1 of the Masters Tournament.

Prior to Friday’s rain, the Central Savannah River Area was experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which is a stepping stone on the way to a drought.

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