Still in a Moderate Drought, More Relief Coming

January 4th, 2013 at 3:29 pm by under Weather

Current drought level courtesy www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu

Despite some snow last Saturday morning, our current drought level has not changed.  Parts of Allen County and “Lake Country” are under a moderate drought.   If you like to visit the lakes in the summer, and you are hoping for more snow and rain this winter, the extend forecast may make you happy.

When it comes to short term drought relief, I have great news.  Check out the 6-10 day and 8-14 day precipitation outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center:

6-10 Day precipitation outlook from the Climate Prediction Center

8-14 Day precipitation outlook from the Climate Prediction Center

Now, this does not guarantee snow or rain over the next week, but it does show us that we have an above average chance compared to average for this time of year to see precipitation.

The two big chances come this Thursday and next weekend.  The first wave comes as all rain, about a half inch.  The second wave for next weekend may come as a mixed back of rain, then snow.

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