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.

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

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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

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

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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...

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Rain Gauge with Temperature - RGR126 by Oregon Scientific. $57.00. Automatic self-emptying rain cupMeasures and then eliminates collected rainfallWireless transmission range up to 300-feet for rain gauge?100 feet for thermometerDisplays daily - 9 day historical - and total rainfall recordsRainfall amounts are shown as inches or millimetersHigh daily rainfall alarmDisplays indoor and outdoor temperatureBatteries: 2-AA (main) / 2-AAA (sensor)

Rain Gauge with Temperature - RGR126 by Oregon Scientific. $57.00. Automatic self-emptying rain cupMeasures and then eliminates collected rainfallWireless transmission range up to 300-feet for rain gauge?100 feet for thermometerDisplays daily - 9 day historical - and total rainfall recordsRainfall amounts are shown as inches or millimetersHigh daily rainfall alarmDisplays indoor and outdoor temperatureBatteries: 2-AA (main) / 2-AAA (sensor)

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Simple Water Balance Simulator: Learn how changes in rainfall amounts, the surfaces on which the rain falls, and soil texture change where the water goes.

Simple Water Balance Simulator: Learn how changes in rainfall amounts, the surfaces on which the rain falls, and soil texture change where the water goes.

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!

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Series of storms to raise West Coast flood risk this week By Brett Rathbun - AccuWeather The flood risk will increase this week from northern California to western Washington as storms continue to hit the area. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expect...

Series of storms to raise West Coast flood risk this week By Brett Rathbun - AccuWeather The flood risk will increase this week from northern California to western Washington as storms continue to hit the area. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expect...

Severe storms producing large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes will be possible. Additional flash flooding and river flooding will be possible. Average rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts of 4 to 6 inches. Southeast wind at 5 to 15 mph.

Severe storms producing large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes will be possible. Additional flash flooding and river flooding will be possible. Average rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches, with isolated amounts of 4 to 6 inches. Southeast wind at 5 to 15 mph.

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