IEM Daily Feature
Monday, 15 April 2013

Deficits remain

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 05:43 AM

Our recent stretch of wet weather has helped to put a dent in the drought situation in the state, but the long term deficits remain rather large. The featured chart shows the 30, 60, and 365 day running precipitation departures. The 365 day line shows a curious downward movement even while it has recently rained!? The reason is that the rainfall we got on Sunday was an half inch less than what we got on the same day during 2012. It is going to take much more rain to catch up the long term deficit, but we are about to enter a conflicting period of wishing for rain and at the same time wishing for dry weather so that crops can be planted.

Good = 47
Bad = 4