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