A Dry August So Far

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will move across central Indiana today, bringing some needed rain to parts of the area. Through the twenty-first, August has been a dry month. At the Indianapolis International Airport, the 12 day stretch from August 10 to August 21 is the longest period in 2013 without measurable precipitation. Of course 2012 had much longer dry periods, with a 24 day dry stretch in June 2012 and an 18 day stretch in July 2012.

For the period June 1-August 21, Indianapolis precipitation is 3.13 inches below normal.

Below are images of precipitation during the last 30 days across central Indiana. The left image is actual precipitation, while the right image is percent of normal. Click either image to enlarge.

30 day precipitation - click to enlarge 30 day percent of normal precipitation - click to enlarge

 30 Day Precipitation (through August 21). Click to enlarge.

 30 Day Percent of Normal Precipitation (through August 21) - Click to enlarge.

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