Kentucky Drought Monitor

If you’re one of those people saying, “We could really use the rain” then you are correct. As of right now, Warren County is abnormally dry according to the United States Drought Monitor. In fact, 47.92% of the state is categorized under abnormally dry. A few counties in eastern Kentucky are categorized in moderate drought.

Current Drought Monitor - droughtmonitor.unl.edu
Current Drought Monitor – droughtmonitor.unl.edu

According to the Kentucky Mesonet, we’ve received¬†21.78″ of rain so far to date. Although that seems like a lot, the average for thus far in a year is 24.59″. We’ve had below average rainfall amounts in January, March, May, and June. Meanwhile, we had above average rainfall in February and April. How will July hold up? We’ll have to wait and see.