Parts of Connecticut in a Moderate Drought

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Connecticut is in some desperate need for some rain. The U.S. Drought Monitor releases an updated drought graphic every week. This is what it looks like as of the beginning of September. It is updated every Thursday morning. Much of southern CT is considered to be in a moderate drought. The rest of the state is abnormally dry. I wanted to look a bit further into this.

According to the National Weather Service, KBDR, which is located in Stratford, CT as of 9-3-2015 is 5.65″ below average for rainfall total since January 1st. The normal value is 29.24″ and this year only 23.59″ has fallen.

Let’s head away from the water, where the U.S. Drought Monitor has this part of Connecticut under the “Abnormally Dry” category. KBDL or Bradley Airport in Windsor locks is 5.18″ below average for rainfall total since January 1st. The normal value is 30.59″ and this year only 25.14″ has fallen.

The graphic above shows the two separate areas…The yellow is “Abnormally Dry” the tan color is “Moderate Drought”

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