Abnormally Dry Conditions return to Rowan County

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:14pm

It's no secret we are in need of rainfall in Rowan County. We have certainly been dry for sometime now and are starting to really see the affects of the lack of rainfall. Areas in Western Rowan County are now under abnormally dry conditions which are the beginning stages of drought conditions from the North Carolina Climate Office. The last time that area of the county had measurable rainfall was back on August 23rd and that was only a tenth of an inch of rainfall. 

Two of the closest bodies of water to that area are sitting at normal levels in terms of water. They will certainly bear watching until we get some consistent rainfall back in the county.  

Second Creek is currently sitting at just over 2 feet of water level. 

Coddle Creek is currently sitting at 1.84 feet for the water level. These two bodies of water will be good sources to use for measurement over the next few weeks to see how far we are progressing. Looking ahead form now through September the 21st we are only looking at the potential for a half an inch of rainfall. Most of that may come on Friday the 13th if we are lucky. 

Drought reports are released every Thursday by the NC Climate Office. i will continue to keep you updated on the conditions around the county. The story for now is we need rain and we need it soon. As always thank you for following Rowan County Weather!

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