Winter moisture pulls region out of drought

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Wild weather is making for tough conditions in Michiana, from freezing cold and snow, to record high winter temperatures and rain. But the inconvenience now is going to pay off this spring.

A new report from the Indiana State Climate Office shows winter rain and snow have brought most of the Hoosier state back to normal moisture levels for the year, replenishing the soil from the summer drought.

Northeastern Indiana isn’t quite there yet. It’s currently listed as being "abnormally dry,” an upgrade from "moderate drought."

The area needs about 1.5 inches of rain to get back to normal before spring planting.

The Climate Office is currently predicting an abnormally rainy spring.


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