Posted: Dec 29, 2010 9:55 AM by Dave Baker
Rains will develop this afternoon and stay around Acadiana through Thursday morning. Most areas will receive at least one inch of rain, some isolated locations may pick up two inches or more. The rainfall is needed as drought like conditions have remained for most of 2010. Some Acadiana locations are still on pace for the driest December on record. The forecast rains tonight and again New Years Eve should keep the old records intact.
So far here in Lafayette, rainfall totals have amounted to just under one inch during the month of December. For the year, less than 40 inches of rain has fallen, which is over 20 inches below normal. The driest December on record was back in 1980 when only 0.89" of rain had fallen.