Despite recent rain, many areas across Ohio are experiencing either abnormally dry or minor drought conditions. There has been an improvement in some areas, however. Notably in Central Ohio where drought conditions have lessened somewhat this week.
Tuscarawas and Carroll counties continue to be classified as Abnormally Dry. So far for the month of August, we’ve received a total of inches of rain which is 0.83-inches above normal for the same time period. Last month, however, we were running a deficit of 2.57-inches for the month. The total rainfall deficit since June 1 amounts to 3.11-inches as of August 1st. [NOTE: Precipitation totals via NWS weather station at Harry Clever Field, New Philadelphia.]