Tri-State Becomes Abnormally Dry
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The tri-state is in the early stages of a drought with no sign of significant rainfall coming soon.
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows southeast Indiana, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky have entered into an abnormally dry stage as of June 19.
Seventy-eight percent of Indiana is in a moderate drought and 36 percent has dried up to the point of being in a severe drought. Parts of seven counties in southwest Indiana are in an extreme drought.
According to the National Weather Service, over the past 30 days the tri-state region is about one to three inches behind normal rainfall. Some parts of Indiana have fallen about five inches behind normal.
Other than a 50 percent chance of rain Thursday night, there is no precipitation in the weather service forecast for the Cincinnati area through Wednesday.
U.S. Drought Monitor – http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/