FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Parts of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio went nearly two weeks without measurable rainfall in September.
It wasn’t until September 28, 2020 that a disturbance brought a little light rain to the region, which is accounted for on the Thursday morning drought monitor.
As expected, drought conditions have expanded across the Hoosier state.
Approximately 26% of Indiana is in a moderate drought which has increased from 16% from the September 24, 2020 drought monitor.
Abnormally dry conditions encompass 78% of the state which is up from 75% reported a week ago.
After remaining fairly steady over the past two weeks, the lack of rain has caused drought conditions to also expand across Ohio.
Approximately 4% of the state is in a moderate drought which is up about 1% from last week..
Nearly 36% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is an 18% increase in 7 days.
The Summit City has received a total of 3.33 inches of rainfall for the month of September.
That puts Fort Wayne at a surplus of 0.53 inches.
The city has picked up a total of 28.52 inches since January 1 which is a deficit of 1.12 inches.