welcome rain
hooray for the wet weather!! it’s such a relief to finally get some significant rainfall after all this time. we’re still in the midst of a severe drought but any rain is good rain. now, just 15 more inches to go!!

yesterday’s weather report from WRAL:
..On Wednesday, Raleigh picked up 1.79 inches of rain, Chapel Hill 1.68 inches, Rocky Mount 1.76 inches and Roanoke Rapids 2.79 inches. Widespread showers were in the forecast Thursday, along with the chance of scattered thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms were expected to produce heavy rainfall. While the rain is a welcome sight, officials urge residents to remember North Carolina needs at least 15 inches of rainfall to ease statewide drought conditions. “The rain we are getting this week, while welcome, is not going to be enough to get us out of this drought,” said Gov. Mike Easley. “We cannot make it rain as much as we need, although I know you would if you could, so we must do even more to conserve the water we have.” The rain is expected to continue Friday and Saturday before ending on Sunday.
a phonecam shot during my morning drive!  hooray for rain!!