I have found El Nino / Southern Oscillation (ENSO) predictions, whether for El Nino conditions or La Nina, to be very useful (not foolproof) for making long-range decisions for activities that rely on rainfall.  La Nina (or La Nada, as I like to call it) brings with it lesser rainfall amounts in the Southwestern US.  El Nino typically is a wetter period.  That's an over-simplification, but you get the point.  Here is where you get the info from the horse’s mouth.

I have found El Nino / Southern Oscillation (ENSO) predictions, whether for El Nino conditions or La Nina, to be very useful (not foolproof) for making long-range decisions for activities that rely on rainfall. La Nina (or La Nada, as I like to call it) brings with it lesser rainfall amounts in the Southwestern US. El Nino typically is a wetter period. That's an over-simplification, but you get the point. Here is where you get the info from the horse’s mouth.

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday March 30 2017  EXPECT PM RAIN & THUNDERSTORMS - High 76°  TODAY: Cullman County weather will start as partly sunny with temperatures reaching 75+° by mid-afternoon.  A 70% chance of rain showers and thunderstorms kick in at that point with some storms becoming severe.  Rainfall amounts up to one-quarter of an inch (higher amounts under thunderstorms) are expected.

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Thursday March 30 2017 EXPECT PM RAIN & THUNDERSTORMS - High 76° TODAY: Cullman County weather will start as partly sunny with temperatures reaching 75+° by mid-afternoon. A 70% chance of rain showers and thunderstorms kick in at that point with some storms becoming severe. Rainfall amounts up to one-quarter of an inch (higher amounts under thunderstorms) are expected.

Zone 5 stretches from Maine to Missouri to Utah and even to Colorado. However, the local climates among these locations are all different. Each location has unique environmental factors that also affect the growing season. These factors include soil, number of frost-free days, rainfall amounts, summer heat levels, soil moisture, humidity, and day length. | Gardening Tips for Growing a Vegetables in Maine Zone 5 | Grow a Good Life

Vegetable Gardening Tips for Maine Zone 5

Zone 5 stretches from Maine to Missouri to Utah and even to Colorado. However, the local climates among these locations are all different. Each location has unique environmental factors that also affect the growing season. These factors include soil, number of frost-free days, rainfall amounts, summer heat levels, soil moisture, humidity, and day length. | Gardening Tips for Growing a Vegetables in Maine Zone 5 | Grow a Good Life

Piquentum St. Vital wine label shows rainfall amount - design by Studio Sonda (Croatia) - http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2016/04/piquentum-st-vital.html

Piquentum St. Vital

Piquentum St. Vital wine label shows rainfall amount - design by Studio Sonda (Croatia) - http://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2016/04/piquentum-st-vital.html

Esschert Design USA TH39 Rain Gauge with Cast Iron Holder by Esschert Design USA. $67.02. Measures over 52-inch tall. Traditional glass rain gauge with increments by the inch. Beautiful cast iron holder that enhances your garden. Keep track of the rainfall amount with this attractive rain gauge in a cast iron holder. A traditional glass rain meter measures rainfall by the inch and sits inside an elegant scroll designed cast iron holder. Holder is over 52-inch tall and has ex...

Esschert Design USA TH39 Rain Gauge with Cast Iron Holder by Esschert Design USA. $67.02. Measures over 52-inch tall. Traditional glass rain gauge with increments by the inch. Beautiful cast iron holder that enhances your garden. Keep track of the rainfall amount with this attractive rain gauge in a cast iron holder. A traditional glass rain meter measures rainfall by the inch and sits inside an elegant scroll designed cast iron holder. Holder is over 52-inch tall and has ex...

Rain and Snow Gauge- Stratus RG202 Long Term Professional Gauge   Rain and Snow Gauge- Stratus RG202 Long Term Professional Gauge Easily and accurately monitor rainfall amounts with the StratusTM Rain Gauge, a precision weather instrument manufactured to United States Weather Bureau specifications. Official weather observers around the country rely on these standards for accurate weather reporting. Constructed of heavy-duty, UV resistant polycarbonate, this rain gauge will stand up t..

Rain and Snow Gauge- Stratus RG202 Long Term Professional Gauge Rain and Snow Gauge- Stratus RG202 Long Term Professional Gauge Easily and accurately monitor rainfall amounts with the StratusTM Rain Gauge, a precision weather instrument manufactured to United States Weather Bureau specifications. Official weather observers around the country rely on these standards for accurate weather reporting. Constructed of heavy-duty, UV resistant polycarbonate, this rain gauge will stand up t..

A palette of colors can be found in an arrangement of fallen leaves. One must remember that the color does not last long once the leaves have fallen on the ground. Every year is different depending on rainfall amounts, temperature and wind. These maple leaves had collected on the leeward side of two large rocks. Contact Carl Kurtz at cpkurtz@netins.net.

A palette of colors can be found in an arrangement of fallen leaves. One must remember that the color does not last long once the leaves have fallen on the ground. Every year is different depending on rainfall amounts, temperature and wind. These maple leaves had collected on the leeward side of two large rocks. Contact Carl Kurtz at cpkurtz@netins.net.

We love low-tech garden gear. This Waterfall Rain Gauge attaches to a deck or fence, making it easy to keep up with your local rainfall amount. A floating red marker and big digits are easy to see. No batteries and no wires means no worries!

We love low-tech garden gear. This Waterfall Rain Gauge attaches to a deck or fence, making it easy to keep up with your local rainfall amount. A floating red marker and big digits are easy to see. No batteries and no wires means no worries!

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday March 27 2017  WARM, WET, STORMY PATTERN CONTINUES - High 76°  TODAY: The Cullman County weather pattern continues with mostly cloudy skies and warm temperatures (high 76°). Look for a 50% chance of rain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  Rainfall amounts up to one-quarter of an inch expected with higher amounts underneath areas affected by storms.

CULLMAN COUNTY WEATHER Monday March 27 2017 WARM, WET, STORMY PATTERN CONTINUES - High 76° TODAY: The Cullman County weather pattern continues with mostly cloudy skies and warm temperatures (high 76°). Look for a 50% chance of rain showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Rainfall amounts up to one-quarter of an inch expected with higher amounts underneath areas affected by storms.

Ten Years of Accumulating Precipitation by Bill Wheaton. Precipitation falls every day somewhere in the U.S.  Geospatial data of these daily rainfall amounts is available and was used to generate the 'Ten Years of Accumulating Precipitation' video.

Ten Years of Accumulating Precipitation by Bill Wheaton. Precipitation falls every day somewhere in the U.S. Geospatial data of these daily rainfall amounts is available and was used to generate the 'Ten Years of Accumulating Precipitation' video.

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