Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Rainy Forecast Is A Good Thing

Although rain can be disruptive to our day-to-day lives, we desperately need some in our area. You can see on the graph below that we are 1.7" below normal for the year.

We aren't the only ones dealing with dry conditions. You can see on the map below that most of the Southeast is 2 to 8" below normal for rainfall this year.

Not surprisingly, numerous rivers and streams are now running below normal. The ones to the west are near normal from the heavy rains we saw earlier this month.

Right now, moderate drought extends across central and southern Virginia.

Luckily, we will see an active weather pattern over the next several days. In fact, two back-to-back storm systems could bring 1 to 2" of rain from Wednesday into Thursday. This is great news!


Anonymous said...

Yes exactly. I look forward to chatting over this coming week about these rain storms...

Chesterfield94 said...

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cbs-6-storm-center is one of the chats, we can see live video and also chat, it is very cool

Chesterfield94 said...

Also forgot to add CBS6 is the best

Chesterfield94 said...

Really is true.