Columbus (WCMH) – Yes, it has been a warm and dry October so far. Officially in Columbus we have picked up 0.01″ of rainfall (thickness of a dime is ~0.053″, or 5 times the amount of rain we have had this month).
We closed out September with record rainfall… then almost 17 straight dry days:
It was a wet finish to last month with rainfall on 4 of the last 5 days, a total of 2.57″. We looked good heading into October, then we got dry, real dry.
Through the first 17 days of the Month, we had a trace of rain twice, and 1/100th of an inch last week. In total we are still 1.5″ below normal for rain.
The dry period is about to come to a screeching halt!!
Below is our in-house model forecast for rainfall totals for the next 72 hour period, ending on Friday at 7pm.
Surprisingly, as of today we are only about 1/10th of an inch below normal for rainfall for the entire year.
The last update of the US Drought Monitor was on Thursday the 13th (data through the 11th, updated weekly), and only 20% of the state was considered dry:
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