Dry Weather Continues

The drought is re-establishing itself after some heavy showers in the spring.

So far it looks like the drought, which started over a year ago, just doesn't want to say goodbye to Eastern North Carolina.  During the early spring we received some heavy showers and thunderstorms.  The relief didn't last long as 100 degree heat and sunny skies started parching the ground in early June.  So far this year the WITN weather station is only a little over three inches below normal  However, it follows an extremely dry year that saw rainfall at nearly 20 inches below normal in 2007.  The back-to-back years have exacted a toll on our woodlands with a major wildfire for northeastern North Carolina over the past few weeks.  Crops are unable to quench their thirst for moisture as sunshine and dry air take whatever moisture is left out of the earth.  Now we are asking again if the rain will come in time to help our agricultural interests as Midwestern states suffer through one of the worst floods in the nation's history.  Current forecasts suggest summer rainfall will be near average and that would go a long way in helping our farmers, gardeners and others who would just like an occasional shower on their lawn.  However, sometimes the summer remains dry until the tropics heat up and bring a visitor from the east or south could take us down another path of too much rain too quickly.
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  • by Laurie Location: Eau Claire Wisconsin on Jul 15, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    Bob used to be the weather guy in our city! You are very lucky to have him. We are stuck with some goofy ones here.
  • by Eric Location: Greenville on Jun 27, 2008 at 07:26 AM
    Jamie Arnold did the weather yesterday. I guess our praise for Mr. Trihy isn't working.
  • by Larry Location: Greenville on Jun 26, 2008 at 07:08 AM
    Since it seems that this thread has turned into a praise for Bob Trihy let me say that Bob has really raised some eyebrows this week!
  • by Renee Location: Greenville on Jun 23, 2008 at 09:33 PM
    You guys are absolutely right. I read this blog and paid close attention to Bob's style and I have to say that he is a very good weather man.
  • by Seth Location: Kinston on Jun 23, 2008 at 04:27 PM
    More Bob and less Marvin!
  • by Jesse Location: Greenville on Jun 23, 2008 at 04:16 PM
    I agree Greg I think that the weather on WITN has a GREAT FUTURE with BOb.
  • by Greg Location: Greenville on Jun 23, 2008 at 03:34 PM
    Bob Trihy did an excellent job with the weather today! We need to see more of BOB!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jun 22, 2008 at 03:37 PM
    I really like the new WITN weather guy! It is refreshing to hear the city called Greenville instead of Greenvolle!!
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