Or is it?
The above bar chart compares dry season rainfall (in weekly intervals) of the past several years. In general, spring -- not winter -- is the most critical time to get dry season rain.
What appears deceptively close on the bar chart above,
Is actually still quite far away. Keep in mind that it isn't until March, April and most of May that the dry season really ramps up into full gear. Yawning daylight hours and increasing temperatures tug water out of the water table at an increasing rate.
The result is that more and more water will be harder and harder to find.
Unless of course we get some more timely spring rain.
We can never count of them but when they do arrive they are always just in the nick of time.