Not only has above-normal rainfall the past few months pulled the state out of drought status, but precipitation continues to be plentiful.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Tim Hawks checked how many inches of precipitation the Columbia area had in the first week of May.
“Our total to date – 2.31 (inches). The normal is .56, so we're like one-and-three-quarters of an inch above normal for the month,” Hawks tells WVOC.
And he says that extends what's been a wet winter and spring.
“For the year, beginning January 1st, we're running at 17.31 (inches). The normal is 14.10, so we're almost three-and-a-quarter inches above normal for the year.”
Hawks says the forecast is still for above-average rainfall this summer.