Woke up to the sound of rain at my house at 5:30 a.m. It continued until about 7 a.m. and we actually got 1.03 inches according to our rain gauge. Slight chance of more rain later today which would be nice, but I'm not complaining. For local folks, UW Extension has great resources for drought information — everything from maps to how to talk to kids about the drought. You can find it all right here.
Depending on which Weather Underground source you follow, yesterday's high temp in Madison was anywhere from 100 to 105 degrees F (37.77-40.55C.). The city is asking Frisbee and soccer players to stay off the grass in local parks for a week to prevent damage to the drought-striken playing fields.