Despite Monday's rain and thunderstorms giving a decent dose of rain, we could still use more liquid in many areas. Rainfall totals from Monday's storms were a solid downpour for many, check out the precip totals from the storms (below)...
Now check out how those numbers work with us! There are still several locales in need of rain. The charts below show the precip stats for both Burlington and Springfield, VT. Burlington actually is a little above average for precip now for the month (up about .4"), but still needs a little over an inch on the year to be up to speed with average. Certainly attainable with another bout of heavy rain (which we may get by Thursday/Friday). Springfield, however (lower pic) is more in need of rainfall. Down on both the month and the year...in fact down by nearly 6" of precip on the year! We've got some making up to do!
Most climate locales in our area are on the same page as Burlington where we could use another inch or two to catch up to average. Springfield is a bit on the extreme side within our region. The National Drought Mitigation Center releases a drought update every Thursday, so we'll check in for a more broad look at the scenario (as they have more access to soil moisture data, and other resources, than I do). As of last Thursday's release, our area was considered to be in a minor drought...while over 50% of the rest of the lower 48 are in a moderate or extreme drought.
Check out more precipitation stats (and more) on the climate page of the National Weather Service.