Dry replaces the wet in Atlanta 

Posted: 9:47 am Thursday, September 20th, 2018

By Kirk Mellish

After a muggy summer lacking in extreme heat but with plenty of scattered showers and storms, humidity and clouds, we flipped to hot and dry in recent weeks with a lot more sunshine, but lower humidity.

In fact, over the past 30 days rainfall across the Metro area is below normal:

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Rainfall deficits for the 30-day period running .25 inch to 3.5 inches or from near 0 to 80% below average.

Meanwhile thanks to Florence of course you can see portions of North Carolina 500% or more above-normal:

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Drought in widespread in a good part of the country, especially West/Northwest:

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Closer to home some drought pockets:

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FORECAST AVERAGE RAINFALL ESTIMATE NEXT 5-DAYS:

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