Drying out again, drought risk rising 

Posted: 8:55 am Friday, December 1st, 2017

By Kirk Mellish

It’s not unusual to be dry in October, but November usually sees a decent up-tick in rainfall, not so this year.

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The tropical storm rains at end of summer and start of fall have prevented the situation from being worse so far.

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Estimated rain the next 7-days:

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But the WxBell maps of the European and American climate models both show a lack of wet weather longer term:

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