Despite Weekend Rain, Drought Continues

| February 12, 2013
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While any amount of moisture is appreciated right now, the rains during the past few days didn’t bring as much relief as hoped.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Meteorologist Matthew Dux:

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According to the meteorologist, drought continues to be a concern for the area.  “The precipitation that fell over the weekend was fairly light in nature, ” said Dux, “On average, only about a tenth to as much as a quarter inch of rain fell across the local area.  Looking at totals from April 1st, 2012 through this past weekend, we’re still running about 11 inches below normal.”

The forecast over the next week will not help the cause.  “Unfortunately, the next five to seven days look fairly dry across the region, “said Dux, “We’re going to be stuck in between storm systems.  A lot of the systems will move through the northern plains and the others will go well south of us.  So, we’re not expecting any measurable precipitation well through this upcoming weekend and perhaps into the early portions of next week.”

According to Dux, it’s too early to count out additional snowfall for the year.  Once moisture moves in from the south, March is often the producer of the season’s largest snowfall amounts.


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