FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — It’s no surprise that June 2020 has been pretty dry for northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
Unfortunately, the region has missed out on quite a few rainfall opportunities.
There have only been a couple noteworthy events that brought some beneficial rain.
But, at the end of the day, it just hasn’t been enough.
The lack of rain has created a rainfall deficit of 1.5 to 3 inches area wide.
It’s so dry, the June 25 drought monitor has nearly all of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio in the ‘abnormally dry’ category.
The drought monitor has 85% of the state in the ‘abnormally dry’ category.
June 2020 goes down as the 14th driest June on record for Fort Wayne.
Only 1.97 inches of rain was registered at the Fort Wayne International Airport for the month.
That’s a deficit of 2.19 inches.
Looking ahead to July, the precipitation ensembles don’t look great.
Also, according to the Climate Prediction Center, below average rainfall is expected for the beginning of July.
The average rainfall for July in Fort Wayne is 4.24 inches.