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Abnormally Dry Conditions In Portions Of The East

By: Bob Trihy
By: Bob Trihy

The latest drought monitor has a portion of East Carolina under a D 0 (zero) rating, or abnormally dry.

As of September 8th, the latest release of the drought monitor, indicates the following counties are seeing abnormally dry conditions. Hertford, Northampton, Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, Pitt, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne, western Jones, Duplin, and western Craven counties. This includes the cities of Greenville, Washington,  Kenansville, Kinston, Goldsboro, and Rocky Mount. Counties close to the beaches, are not included. And for good reason. We've seen tremendous amounts of rain in the past month for coastal areas east of highway 17. Many locations along the coast have seen well over 10" of rain in the past several weeks. It's not a surprise that our coastal communities are not included in the D 0 (zero) designation.

As we head into a new week, I'm not seeing any major moisture heading our way. We do have a chance of showers moving in mid week, but at this point, nothing impressive.

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