FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Near the end of August a system brought a nice soaking rain to parts of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Unfortunately, the rain wasn’t enough to make improvements across the Hoosier state.
The Thursday morning drought monitor indicates moderate drought conditions have expanded across Indiana.
Approximately 14% of the Hoosier state is in a moderate drought which is up from 9% from just a week ago.
Abnormally dry conditions encompass 49% of the state which is up from 36% on August 27.
Major improvements have been made across the Buckeye state.
Approximately 8% of Ohio is in a moderate drought which is down from 13% reported on August 27, 2020.
Nearly 37% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is a 33% decrease in 7 days.
September has just started and the Summit City has picked up a total of 0.39 inches of rainfall.
That city is currently at a surplus of .18 inches for the month.
The map below indicates areas that are still in a rainfall deficit from June 1 to September 3.