Much Needed Rain in California

Some much needed rain is headed to parts of California, a state that is experiencing a long term historical drought. The United States Drought Monitor  shows almost have the state in an exceptional drought (the worst drought). This drought has had a big impact on the NAPA Valley and many farming communities around the state. The […]

Kentucky Drought Monitor

Some moderate drought is beginning to creep into portions of Kentucky. According to climatology reports, December was abnormally dry for Paducah, KY. The average amount of precipitation in Paducah in the month of December is 4.59″. However, only 2.89″ fell during December of 2014. Thus, only 63% of the usual rainfall fell for the month. […]

Hurricane Odile Bringing Rain to Needed Areas

Moisture from Hurricane Odile is expected to move across the south west United States into the central Plains, bringing much need rain to drought stricken areas.   Moisture well in advance of Odile is moving N into AZ late this morning. Expect scattered showers & T-storms. #azwx — NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) September 15, 2014 […]

Southern Kentucky Drought Update

The U.S. Drought Monitor released their latest outlook yesterday, and there is some good news for southern Kentucky. The area of moderate drought has decreased some, but portions of Warren county and all of Butler county are still in a moderate drought. The area of moderate drought is affecting 12.29% of the state, which is a […]

Southern Kentucky Drought

Earlier today, the United States Drought Monitor released their weekly update and areas of southern Kentucky, including Bowling Green, have now been classified in an area of moderate drought. The area of moderate drought covers 14.48% of the state, and 38.9% of the state is considered at least abnormally dry. Radar estimated rainfall amounts line up very […]