NWS Says Indiana Drought Is Over
It appears the drought that ravaged Indiana and wreaked havoc on farmers in 2012 is over.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Puma says Indiana got 5.5 inches of rain in January. He says that's three inches more than normal for January. Puma says the fall of 2012 and into January brought wet conditions and more than enough precipitation to pull the state out of drought. He says the state is currently 2.87 inches above normal for precipitation -mainly rain- on a year by year comparison. Puma says January conditions are fairly normal.
However, he does add that Indiana is low on snowfall for the year. He says Indiana usually gets seven inches of snow in January, but got less than three inches of snow this past January. Puma says there's nothing that's currently pointing in the direction of any oncoming drought.