Where are we at with the “Drought?”

November 23rd, 2012 at 6:15 pm by under Weather

Current Drought Levels from the droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Technically, parts of the WANE viewing area is currently under a drought, or a D1 Drought which is highlighted in the tan color in the map above.  This is a huge improvement compared to where we were earlier this last summer, when we were dealing with widespread D2 and D3 drought levels.

So, is the current drought level over the Lakes Area going to worsen, decrease or stay the same over the next few months?   There is not a strong correlation in the extended weather patterns to indicate a very dry, or a very wet winter.  But, that area is also the “snow belt” and I expect the Lake Effect snow machine to be ramped up this winter.  With several rounds of lake effect snow over the Lakes Area, I expect the current drought level to lessen in the next 3 months.

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