FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A system on Labor Day brought widespread rain to northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.
The rain was beneficial, but it wasn’t enough to alleviate the moderate drought for northern Indiana.
However, according to the Thursday morning drought monitor, parts of the FOX 55 viewing area are no longer in a drought.
Approximately 14% of the Hoosier state is in a moderate drought which has remained consistent since Sept. 3.
Abnormally dry conditions continue to encompass 49% of the state.
Ohio has made more improvements.
Approximately 3% of the state is in a moderate drought which is down from 8% reported on Sept. 3.
Nearly 19% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is an 18% decrease in seven days.
The Summit City has picked up a total of 2.79 inches of rainfall for the month of September.
This puts the city at a surplus of 1.92 inches for the month.
For the first time in months, Fort Wayne is at a surplus of 0.27” since Jan. 1.