I mentioned previously that I had taken a rain gauge reading mid way through the last storm - the rain was so intense and prolonged that I thought it might overflow. It turns out that we only accumulated 0.49" more.
22-Jan-17 0.49" (plus prior 4.5" measurement) = 4.99" for the storm system.
We're in a sunny trend now and for the next week at least, according to the weather report, so there will be plenty of green growing things in the yard.
4.99" of rain is the largest amount of rain that I've seen locally reported for this storm, which is unusual for my location. Normally I measure less rain than nearby cities.