Drought Gets A Big Dent With A Series Of Soaking Storms
Long story – there are still some big deficits across the area.
Parts of southern New England are running 20-30″ rainfall deficits over this time, which is a gigantic number.
Boston saw at or below average precipitation for most of the cold season months.
But we were close enough during a time of low evaporation and low usage to start making up ground.
The next storm arrives on Thursday with minimal to zero sunshine in between to help dry things out, and this follow-up storm is a more potent one.
Considering how wet the ground will already be, there will be a larger opportunity for river and basement flooding Thursday into Friday.
Last year there was pretty much nothing to melt during the spring.
In fact, flooding is likely going to be an issue in the short-term with all the rainfall coming this week and snowmelt taking place.
Still a whole lot of snow across northern New England.
Will we have drought issues this spring?