Drought conditions nearing metro region
All the "snow holes" we've seen this winter may have negative implications for the upcoming growing season. According to the latest U.S. drought monitor, abnormally dry conditions cover much of the metro region, with moderate drought conditions developing not far to the west and southwest.
Since November , Reagan National Airport has observed below average precipitation each month.
Here are the precipitation deficits by month:
And midway through February, we're about 0.53" in the red.
The total precipitation deficit since November is now 3.37" - which is about the equivalent of a full month's average precipitation.
Over the next five days, the prospects of substantial precipitation are slim - with just a small chance of light to moderate precipitation Tuesday.
Given the growing dryness, we will definitely need to cash in on some rain this spring;otherwise, drought conditions could become a significant issue this summer.
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