Severe Drought Spreads To More Counties

Severe drought conditions have spread to even more Eastern Carolina counties, that from the latest drought map out this morning.

Eighteen counties now fall under the designation, including Beaufort, Camden, Carteret, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Hyde, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

The rest of our area remains under moderate drought conditions.

Severe is in the middle range of the five levels of drought.


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  • by Sherman Location: ENC on Jun 12, 2011 at 01:46 PM
    Where can we find historical data to show us the rainfall amounts for the month of May for the last 100 years in eastern North Carolina. This has to be one of the driest Mays on record for our area.
  • by Jed on Jun 9, 2011 at 04:22 PM
    As long as the stores don't run out of cold beer, there ain't no drought.
  • by jerry Location: enc on Jun 9, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    The smoke from the wildfire is the worst I have seen yet in Manteo.
  • by Help Us Brandon! on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    Shake you magic Rain Dance tamborine and chant your native American song/ceremony to the rain God. Would it help if I carved a Totem Pole? Maybe we could ship some of the water from the Mississippi River Basin...(I hear they have plenty)
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      by Non Fiction on Jun 9, 2011 at 02:19 PM in reply to Help Us Brandon!
      First And Last time I saw somebody do a fugly rain dance around 9/10/01,Hurricane Isabel hit on 9/18/01.Becarful what you ask for.He might be a bad dancer.
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        by ughhh No on Jun 9, 2011 at 08:21 PM in reply to Non Fiction
        Hurricane Isabel did not hit in 2001, it hit in 2003!!
  • by B on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    How dry I am...
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      by AridXXXDry on Jun 9, 2011 at 08:35 PM in reply to B
      Please,I like your comments B but most dont want to know your personal problems.
  • by Joshua Location: Charleston on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    Two years of the Obama Administration and two years straight of odd weather. God does not like what His children are following.
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      by AB on Jun 13, 2011 at 08:49 PM in reply to Joshua
      Two years of odd weather? How about at least 10. How long have you lived/visited often in ENC? I remember the cooler June summers on the Pamlico with a thunder storm rolling in just about every afternoon. The only time it was really hot & dry like this, aside from the day or two heat wave) was August. I remember my granny telling me we couldn't swim, because we were in the "dog days" of summer. The Pamlico River was so stagnant it was like taking a very warm bath. I still don't know why they're called dog days (google here I come). Then October rolled around and it started getting mostly cool. At least the mosquito problem isn't bad. lol BTW - I seriously doubt American politics is how the Alpha and the Omega would choose to show their disapproval.
  • by concerned on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    I never post up here but these 2 comments were just written ridiculously. Come on!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:17 PM in reply to concerned
      omg what is our world coming to - sarcasm is killing us!
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      by Nostril(damus) on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:25 PM in reply to concerned
      Oh lighten up.Dont be so uptight.Oops I'm sorry, concerned.
  • by Theresa Location: BearGrass on Jun 9, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    It has been such odd weather for the past few years. The past 2 years we had the rainiest/snowiest winters in a long time and now we can't get a sprinkle. Whatever happened to "April showers bring May flowers?" TO WITN: Why has all of this changed from the way it used to be? Any thoughts on it? Stay cool everyone!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:06 AM in reply to Theresa
      Talk to Glenn Beck, I'm sure he has some good theories
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      by BLAH on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:19 PM in reply to Theresa
      I have lived here for 45 years.Welcome to NC.Nothing odd about any weather in this state not unless it was snowing right now.
  • by booger Location: enc on Jun 9, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    Lo ha mercy! It is sho nuff hat andry roun heya!
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      by snot on Jun 9, 2011 at 08:49 AM in reply to booger
      mmm mmm I no dats rite!
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