During this point of the summer, we need about 1.00" to 1.25" of rain each week. Thanks to the summer sun and evaporation, that is how much the soil loses each week. We need that amount of rain to balance things out and keep everything green.
July so far has had only 1.40" of rain, which is 0.37" below normal.
Our yearly total is 22.88", which is 4.50" above normal. A lot of this surplus was gained earlier in the year, and that surplus was a bit higher a few months ago.