Heavy rains during February some which were record breaking, have wiped out ‘extreme drought conditions’ in Georgia and the Southeast. However, Pockets of ‘Severe drought’ remain in areas of Central and East Georgia extending into Northeast Florida. So even though the southeast had some good rain, drought still persists, and it won’t take long if dry conditions move in for drought conditions to increase once again throughout the area.
Some areas of Georgia saw record breaking rainfall amounts. One such area was Columbus Georgia where they saw 13.51 inches of precipitation in February, breaking the record of 9.41 inches for the same period. The ‘all time monthly precipitation record’ of 13.62 inches in December of 2009 still stands.
Here at my location, my February rainfall total is 13.29 inches. Here are some other Precipitation Totals for February across Georgia
Albany - 8.77 inches Athens - 7.66 inches Atlanta - 9.02 inches Augusta - 9.40 inches Columbus - 13.51 inches Macon - 13.75 inches Savannah - 9.75 inches Valdosta - 5.39 inches
Georgia / Southeast drought January 1 thru February 26 2013
February Rainfall thru Feb. 26 2013