Above average rainfall recorded in December

In December 2011, the rainfall amount for the month was recorded  above average, but the year-to-date amount was well below average. A total of 6.91 inches of rain fell in December, which made the total for 2011 30.47 inches. See the January 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for details on December’s weather and what the current rain deficit is in Franklin County.