When will it rain next?

After the two rain-soaked months of July and August, you might think no one in these parts would dare to utter the question, “When will it rain next?” Doesn’t look like it’ll be today, as we’re predicting around 10% chance.  Walhalla’s last significant rain measurement (.42″) came September 4, according to the official record books of Observer Barbara Wilson.  While September, so far, has been dry, the Army Corps of Engineers is looking back on the summer of 2013 as an extraordinarily wet period. Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist for the Corps of Engineers, said, “August was another wet month in the Savannah River Basin. The U-S Army Corps of Engineers recorded above average rainfall at all three of its reservoirs: lakes Hartwell, Richard B. Russell, and J-Strom Thurmond.” And, as for what’s ahead during the last three and a half months of the year, Robillard says, “The National Weather Service predicts we will continue to see normal or above average rainfall the rest of this year.” The Corps of Engineers invites you to learn more about its operations through its blog at http://balancingthebasin.armylive.dodlive.mil