Wet weather put small dent in drought - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Wet weather put small dent in drought

While the rain we've had over the last few days didn't even come close to ending the drought, it did put a tiny dent in it.

The rain totals were also enough to make this the first month since January that we've had a surplus.

So far this month we've already had 2.72 inches of rain, nearly 2.24 inches above normal through Sunday.  That's coming off July where we were 1.58 inches below normal and a record dry June when only .15 fell in the rain gauge, 3.63 inches below normal.

Unfortunately, the long range forecast for August is still calling for below normal rainfall overall, so we'll have to see if this wetter trend continues or fades.

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