Abnormally Dry Across the Carolinas

April 2021 has been the driest April in 11 years

While April is usually our driest month on average, it typically is not this dry. Out of the last 143 years, this April has been the 18th driest with just 1.53” of rain which puts us -1.33” from “normal” this month. With little rainfall this month it also makes it the driest April in 11 years – since 2010!

The National Drought Mitigation Center has released their weekly Drought Monitor which puts more of North Carolina in “D0”  which means Abnormally Dry conditions.

Drought Monitor

While this is the lowest drought level to be in, any drought is one we do not want to be in. We stay dry through the weekend with rain chances increasing to scattered through the first half of next week. Fingers crossed we can squeeze some measurable rain out of those days! In the meantime, water your lawns, gardens and plants.