DROUGHT UPDATE: Severe drought gets rained away in Eastern NC

The lengthy drought over the East is finally showing signs of improvement
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 9:56 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The rain we’ve seen over the past few weeks has finally put a hefty dent in our drought. Rainfall has been shy of average for the past 8 months, but we’ve seen enough rain recently to finally pull all of the East out of the severe drought. At Pitt-Greenville Airport, the rain gauge gathered nearly four inches (3.94″) of rain over the past two weeks, about one and a half inches above average over that time period.

The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor has eliminated the severe drought across all of...
The latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor has eliminated the severe drought across all of Eastern NC. A wet forecast over the next several days will continue to help alleviate the remaining moderate drought.(WITN Weather)

The moderate drought is still present across most inland counties with a few coastal counties included as well. The consistent rain chances over the next week give us a positive outlook on a continued recession of drought conditions.

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