After a very dry 2012, we have definitely turned the corner precipitation-wise since the first of the year thanks to multiple storm systems.
National precipitation departure for 2013:
Virginia precipitation surplus for 2013 thus far:
Here is where we were at the end of 2012:
A decent portion of the huge 2012 deficit has improved since then, as shown by the precipitation surplus for January 2013:
Precipitation departure levels for February 2013 thus far:
Some of the long-term computer models suggest enough occasional storms over the coming weeks to keep the surplus levels in tact.