While more than half of the country is suffering from drought, the Sunshine State's panhandle is getting drenched. Storm clouds have rolled in every day for two weeks and it has a lot of people asking "Where are the blue skies?"
The precipitation is causing aggravation for locals and visitors all over Bay County, and because there isn't an exact measure of how many buckets have dumped on the Gulf Coast we decided to ask around.
On average Panama City gets 6.9 inches of rain in August. Already this month we've had more than five. While some are dreading tomorrows weather, certain types of businesses thrive on it. Bowling alleys, arcades, and hobby shops welcome the showers and umbrella shoppers.
"Weather is always good in here," said Lisa Hanna, owner of L. H. Bead Gallery. "I've had people just say that this has brightened their whole day cause its very gloomy outside and there's so much color in here, so they enjoy it."
"We are always busy when it rains," said Jessica Brown, an employee at Rockit Lanes on Panama City Beach. "We have plenty to do in the inside in the cool without rain. So a lot of people like to come inside."