West Bibb County Georgia
Prior to 1 January 2012 I acquired a "rain gauge" so that I could keep an adequate record of the rains so that I could plan my Sprinkler operation in an appropriate manner.
So far, through 3:00 P.M. for August 2012 my gauge has recorded 5.05 inches of rain. I expect that the bands of rain we will experience in the next few days because of Isaac will increase the amount of measurable rain for the month of August.
I did place the gauge quite close for this photographic event. It is always placed in an area where the impact of shrubs/trees/structures will not interfere with an accurate measurement.