Drought rolls on, far worse to our west

November 29th, 2012 at 9:25 am by under Weather

While our drought conditions here in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio have greatly improved since they were at their worst this summer, we continue to experience drier than typical conditions.  Most of the area north of Fort Wayne is still in a moderate drought or is classified as being “abnormally dry”, which is an improvement over the moderate drought category.

I just received some interesting statistics from our local National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Syracuse, IN about the dry November we’ve been experiencing.  According to the NWS and its number-crunching, if no rain falls between now and the end of the month,  Fort Wayne would have the second driest November on record with only 0.60″ of rain.  The driest November was 0.23″ set in 1917 and our Fort Wayne records date back to 1912.  And, it should be noted, there is a slight chance for some rain around the region tomorrow, the last day of the month.

I also have these additional eye-opening stats for you: year-to-date, through yesterday, 2012 ranks as the 9th driest year ever in Fort Wayne and  we are down 2.28″ of rain for the month and 8.98″ for the year.

 

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