Thursday, August 26, 2010

Drought Update Thursday

Rain events over the past week (this map shows rain over the last seven days), especially in western parts of the state, have chiseled away at the some of the drought in Virginia.
This week, about 16% less of the state is considered to be in drought (Moderate to Severe). Our Abnormally Dry region is shrinking, too (this week 11% less than last week). However, much of central Virginia along I-64 and I-95 is still severely dry with no significant change in the drought conditions. Rain chances are nil over the next week in central Virginia. Today as a cold front moves through the state, though, a few isolated showers and storms are possible, but certainly not enough to impact our current drought status.

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