The answer is....not really.
The hail, the graupel, the 19" of snow at Killington, the puffy cumulonimbus clouds, the showers, the dreary weather, etc. didn't really help us this week.
Let me just say, it didn't hurt at all, but if we were looking to make a big dent in the rainfall deficit then we really didn't succeed.
Some select towns this week along the Green, White, and Adirondack mountain ridge lines got 1 to 2 inches of liquid rain this week. However most of the rest of us weren't so lucky.
This data above is courtesy the National Weather Service sites at the local airports. Note areas to the north did 'okay' getting between a quarter and a half an inch of rain. However areas to the south (Springfield, Rutland, Bennington) really missed out, getting very little.
Here's a look at New York and New Hampshire. Add 0.09" to KLEB Lebanon, NH and 0.01" to KMBL Berlin, NH. Those two locations received a little more on Thursday which these images were taken on Thursday morning. The Vermont locations didn't register any additional rain.
The numbers on the right-hand-side represent the last 'daily rain' of 0.01", 0.10", 0.25", 0.50", etc. It's been a while since our last widespread half-inch rain event, 76 days for most of us. The last one inch rain event in one day happened 196 days ago (widespread) so a good widespread soaking can't be found in the data until last fall.
The drought situation has worsened throughout the Northeast. This is an update from the Drought Monitor which issues a weekly update every Thursday. This is as of Tuesday, April 10th and shows a severe drought that has developed in southern New England.
Locally, the drought has become moderate in parts of our southern areas.
The moderate drought is shown in the beige color and was not there in the last (prior week) update. The Upper Valley and southern NH has really missed out on the rain as of late. The proof in the pudding can be seen in the data above, with Rutland, Lebanon, Springfield, Bennington getting barely anything for precip. There will be a few chances of rain in the near future, but long-term forecasts still look drier-than-average. What a difference from last year! The wettest year on record in Burlington was 2011, now we're off to this very opposite dry start. Rain dance time!
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier