Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Drought Update




New info just in from the NWS Huntsville...

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
315 PM CDT WED JUN 13 2007...
HISTORIC DROUGHT PERSISTS......
RAINFALL DOES LITTLE TO HELP WORST-IN-THE-NATION DROUGHT STATUS...

ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...MOST OF NORTHERN ALABAMA IS NOW IN THE EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CATEGORY...OR D4. THIS IS THE WORST OF THE FIVE-LEVEL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM USED BY THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR...AND INDICATIVE OF AT LEAST A ONCE-IN-FIFTY YEAR DROUGHT. CITIES IN THE EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT AREA INCLUDE HUNTSVILLE...MOULTON...CULLMAN...GUNTERSVILLE...FORT PAYNE...DECATUR...AND SCOTTSBORO.

RAINFALL AND RAINFALL DEFICITS:
HUNTSVILLE...THROUGH JUNE 11TH:

SINCE JUNE 1 ... 0.39 INCH ... DEFICIT 1.22 INCH
SINCE MAY 1 ... 1.17 INCH ... DEFICIT 5.68 INCHES
SINCE MARCH 1 ... 5.57 INCHES ... DEFICIT 12.50 INCHES
YEAR-TO-DATE ... 10.91 INCHES ... DEFICIT 17.63 INCHES
SINCE JAN 2006... 53.50 INCHES ... DEFICIT 32.55 INCHES
SINCE JAN 2005... 93.65 INCHES ... DEFICIT 49.91 INCHES

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