FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The latest drought monitor released Thursday morning is showing major improvements across the Hoosier state.
The drought monitor does include the rainfall that fell across parts of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio over the weekend and early in the week.
This time, areas north of US30 had the most rainfall and these areas could use some more.
Average rainfall totals from the weekend event range from .5” to over 2” for locations along and north of US30.
Areas south of US30 received up to .5” of rainfall.
Indiana is no longer dealing with a moderate drought but there are still a few areas that are abnormally dry.
Nearly 32% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is down from 67% last week.
In Ohio, some improvements have been made.
Approximately 17% of the state is in a moderate drought which is down from 32% reported on July 30.
Nearly 79% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is a 6% decrease in 7 days.
The Summit City has received a total of .73" of rainfall for the month of August.
That puts the city at a surplus of .62".
The rainfall deficit since June 1 is at 1.07".
The map below indicates areas that are still in a rainfall deficit from June 1 to August 6.