The worst combination of Spring months appears to be 1937 with .45" in March, .33" in April, and sadly, only a TRACE in May. This was durng the DUST BOWL of the 1930s. My dad lived through it as child.
1917 is in the news as another very dry year.
Our last chance for rain was last night and all the thunderstorms tracked north in the East Texas area. We got nothing. DRIEST APRIL in HOUSTON, TEXAS
Note: We usually get 3 or 4 inches of rain each month here along the Gulf Coast.
On average, El Paso, Texas in the West Texas desert region receives more rain in April than our 0.11".
It's not pretty, but necessary. Waiting to collect rain from the roof. I have two rain barrels and hope to buy at least 4 more this year. Each holds 55 gallons.