FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — A quick system brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to parts of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio on Monday, October 12, 2020.
Rainfall totals averaged around a half an inch by the time the system moved out of the region Monday evening.
Unfortunately, the quick system wasn’t enough to help with the drought.
Approximately 57% of Indiana is in a moderate drought which has increased from 31% from the October 8, 2020 drought monitor.
Abnormally dry conditions encompass 91% of the state which is up from 89% reported a week ago.
The lack of rain has caused drought conditions to expand across Ohio.
Approximately 6% of the state is in a moderate drought which is the same from last week..
Nearly 56% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is up from 43% from just a week ago.
Fort Wayne has received a total of 0.80 inches of rainfall for the month of October.
The Summit City is at a rainfall deficit of 0.53 inches.
The city has picked up a total of 29.32 inches since January 1 which is a deficit of 1.65 inches.