On November 30, after two years of drought, this blog predicted a change to a wetter weather pattern for the central U.S. starting about the tenth of December.
How are we doing? Answer: Pretty well. It has turned much wetter the last seventeen days compared to recent months. Rainfall has been moderate to heavy east of Interstate 35 in most areas. There are a number of areas in the Southeast where seven inches or more (orange) have fallen. Snowpack in Colorado is generous.
Much more rain is needed in many areas to break the drought. For the next seven days, the National Weather Service is predicting more precipitation for the region.
At least we are moving in the right direction. For contrast, here is the rainfall for the seventeen days before the forecast was made.