Parts Of Eastern Carolina Now "Abnormally Dry"

Despite a lot of rain this past winter, abnormally dry conditions have returned to parts of Eastern Carolina.

Onslow and Duplin counties are among 26 counties in the southern and central parts of the state to receive that classification once again. It's the first time since December that any part of the Tar Heel State has experienced dry conditions.

The state says the abnormally dry classification is not a drought category, but it indicates that if rainfall deficits continue drought conditions could return.

Here in Eastern Carolina, the average for April is 3.45 inches of rain. In Greenville so far this month they've only received 1.08" of rain.


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  • by what on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:33 AM
    How is this possible, espcially after this winter?
  • by Dave Location: Find out. on Apr 29, 2010 at 10:13 AM
    They are abnormally drab too.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 at 09:35 AM
    Here we go again. More drought talk. Every year it gets dry and then at the end of the summer it starts raining and we are back to the beginning.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Apr 29, 2010 at 09:17 AM
    NO, this is a sign of increased water bills. First they (the gubmint) will tell you to conserve water, then they will increase rates because they will have a shortfall in how much they make from water and sewer. Ask Raleigh residents if this didn't happen to them.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    This is a sign of increased hurricane activity. Not trying to be a harbinger of disaster, but this is the cycle of nature.
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