Atlanta Weather | Winter Weather Helps Drought | News
We are not the only ones being helped by this winter’s precipitation. The recent rains have been very beneficial for the drought in our area, and the snow has been doing the same in the mid-west.
Two blizzards in less than a week have eased drought concerns in the short term for a large portion of the central and southern Plains. However, more moisture is needed moving forward to completely break the drought everywhere.
The combination of the two storms has put down the equivalent of 2 to 3 inches of rain from portions of the Texas Panhandle to northern Missouri. Much of this moisture is locked up in the 2 to 4 feet of snow that fell during the storms and will gradually melt in the coming days and weeks.
Storms since Jan. 1, 2013, cumulatively added significant moisture. The combined rainfall ranged from 5 to 10 inches over a significant part of the central and southern Plains the winter wheat belt. Let hope it continues.