Drought conditions persists after little rainfall ENC has seen in the past few weeks

Drought conditions persists after little rainfall ENC has seen in the past few weeks

Moderate drought conditions have expanded

As we have seen little rainfall for the month of February here in Eastern North Carolina, our ongoing drought has expanded to have most of the area under an abnormally dry spell and some of the area under moderate drought outlook. With the few past rain makers we have seen over the past couple of weeks, it has not been enough to bust the dryness we have seen.

For the month of February, we have only received 1.65″ inches , which is about 1.67″ inches below the monthly average of 3.32″ for ENC. So far this year, we have only received 4.12″, running about below 3.00″ of the normal of 7.21″

As abnormally to moderate dry conditions continue, more rainfall is on the way to help cure the ongoing drought.(WITN Weather)

As abnormally to moderate dry conditions continue, more rainfall is on the way to help cure the ongoing drought.(WITN Weather) (maxuser/)

While we have rain in the forecast for Friday night and Saturday morning, forecast guidance is showing anywhere from 1-2″ of rain is expected for most locations when all is set and done. This should help out a few of the locations that are in the moderate drought category.

Over the next week and a half out, wet conditions will be experienced here in Eastern North Carolina.  (WITN Weather)

Over the next week and a half out, wet conditions will be experienced here in Eastern North Carolina. (WITN Weather) (maxuser/)

As we go forward into time, the Climate Prediction Center is projecting wet conditions for the next 6-10 days out for much of North Carolina and Mid-Atlantic states, and much of the south wetter than average in the south. While this may seem like we are going to be wet everyday, this is an indication that we will see a 30%-50% wetter than average forecast for the area.

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