FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The only decent rainfall for the month of August across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio occurred on August 10, 2020 which was the Derecho.
We also received a little rain at the beginning of the month.
It’s not a surprise that the region has gone two steps forward and one step back in terms of drought conditions.
The Thursday morning drought monitor indicates conditions have slid backwards due to the lack of rain.
Approximately 9% of the Hoosier state is back in a moderate drought which is confined to the northeastern part of the state.
Abnormally dry conditions encompass 36% of the state which is up from 31% on August 20.
Last week Ohio had minor improvements and that’s not the case this week.
Approximately 13% of the state is in a moderate drought which is up from 11% reported on August 13.
Nearly 70% of the state is classified as abnormally dry which is a 5% increase in 7 days.
The Summit City has received a total of 1.29 inches of rainfall for the month of August.
That puts the city at a deficit of 1.79 inches.
The rainfall deficit has increased to 2.97 inches since June 1.
The map below indicates areas that are still in a rainfall deficit from June 1 to August 27.