Rains over, “drought watch” isn’t

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In the first week of April the region has had three decent rain events, even if the totals weren’t quite as robust as computer models suggested.


In the last 30 days, precipitation totals throughout the region have been about 150 percent of normal, according to the government’s Middle Atlantic River Forecast Center.

And at long last, with the weekly update the U.S. Drought Monitor has removed Delaware County and all of the immediate Philadelphia area have at long last escaped the shadow of the “abnormally dry” zone.


But both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection still have the eight-county region under “drought watch.”

While those designations might not be taking the latest rainfall into account, don’t be surprised if the flags stay up with next week’s update.

The next several days are looking mostly dry and beautiful, ideal for yard work and tree pollen.





Some of us might miss the rain.



















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