Much needed rainfall continues to fall in drought stricken regions such as California and the Nations heartland. Here is a look at the 14 day precipitation totals across the U.S.
Clearly the south central plains have been the bulls eye for the rainfall over the past several weeks with as much as 15 inches of rain falling across portions of Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas. Colorado and the Sierra Nevada’s have also been receiving essential snowfall, helping build the snow pack in the region.
The current drought monitor shows much improving conditions across the Plains. Kentucky is free of drought, but portions of central Tennessee are abnormally dry. The updated drought monitor this Thursday will likely show even more improvement of drought across the south central Plains.
Here is a look at the 3 day rainfall totals across Kentucky. Western Kentucky saw between 1 and 5 inches of rainfall during the three day stretch with central and eastern Kentucky receiving up to an inch of rain. The small pocket of over 5 inches of rain in Bowling Green is probably an error with 2 to 3 inches of rain across the Warren County area being most likely.