(Hannibal, Mo.)—The numbers speak for themselves, and they show rainfall totals in Hannibal well below average for 2012.

Total annual precipitation averages nearly 40 inches a year. The total for 2012 was less than 23 inches. Only two months exceeded the monthly averages. In September and October of 2012, Hannibal received over 5 inches of rain each month, compared to the monthly average of just over three inches.