Much Of Eastern North Carolina In Drought Despite Showers

Much of Eastern North Carolina remains in a drought despite beneficial rainfall this week.

Much of Eastern North Carolina remains in a moderate drought despite beneficial rainfall during the past few days.  A review of the data suggests all of the area remains in a moderate drought except for the northern Coastal Plain counties including Halifax, Northampton, Hertford and Gates.  Portions of western North Carolina remain in the exceptional drought category.  In fact, the western third of the state has exceptional, extreme or severe drought conditions.  This weekend's weather will do little to help the situation.  Only widely scattered thunderstorms are expected over the next few days.  Many forecasters think it will take heavy rainfall from a tropical system to put an end to the overwhelming dryness which persists in most areas.  Approximately 25 percent of annual rainfall in the Southeast comes from tropical systems.  Tropical storms and hurricanes usually impact North Carolina during the months of August through October.
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  • by DS Location: Greenville on Aug 8, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    I'm glad that Eastern NC is in a drought. Hopefully coyotes, roadrunners, armadillos, and cactus start moving in.

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