Here in Columbus today we did pick up about a 1/4″ of rainfall, which helps put us just under 1/2″ below normal for the first full week of August.
Not all of the state has been lucky enough to get decent rainfall however the past few weeks. In general July should be our wettest month of the year, and that was not the case for everyone in the state.
Some of the numbers were somewhat skewed as well, as some areas that finished near normal or slightly above normal really got there with one or two really heavy rainfalls.
Still most of Central Ohio and Southern Ohio have remained near normal on the weekly drought monitor. The exception is the northern part of Crawford county.
The drought numbers are more impressive considering the past month has been abnormally dry in the northern 2/3rds of the state, with some areas in the northeast part of the state running at 50% or less of normal rainfall.
The actual deficit numbers look like anywhere from 1/3″ to 3″ across the state from the past 30 days.
You can really see the dry weather up the I-77 corridor.
For Columbus, we are above normal this year
- -0.46″ August (1st-7th)
- +0.67″ July
- +2.70″ June
- +0.38″ May
- +1.38″ April
- -0.06″ March
- +3.00″ February
- -0.34″ January
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