Friday, January 11, 2013

A Dent In The Drought

The rain we saw Thursday night and Friday morning across the Stateline was not only a taste of spring, it was also a reminder of how desperately we need rain.

Illinois Drought Monitor: 1-8-13
Here's a look at our latest drought monitor from this past Tuesday. The Stateline is still classified under a severe drought.

Here's a rough estimate of what we saw Thursday night into Friday. Many parts of the viewing area, including Rockford, saw over an inch of rain.

Even with this rain, a lot of questions still remain. How big of an impact will this have on our current drought? After this weekend, the long-term forecast goes dry again, so will this rain even mean anything? Guess we'll have to wait and see... -BA

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