DROUGHT UPDATE: Minor improvements for some, most remain parched
The drought that has gripped ENC since December is showing no signs of letting up soon
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The rainfall we’ve seen over the past week hasn’t pulled us from the drought that has been present since this past December. Southern Duplin county has seen some communities go from a Severe Drought to a Moderate Drought designation. Otherwise, the drought conditions from last week remain unchanged this week. At Pitt-Greenville Airport, we’ve seen just over 18 inches of rain (18.08″ to be exact) since the start of the year. This is nearly 7 inches below where we should be, making 2022 the 6th driest year on record thus far.
Long range outlooks from the Climate Prediction Center show a high probability of a wetter than average summer. This forecast centers around the above-average tropical activity expected in the Atlantic, but as of now, the Atlantic remains devoid of tropical systems.
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