Tampa Bay’s drought eases after this week’s rain
Tampa Bay’s drought eases after this week’s rain.
The June 13 Drought Monitor by the National Drought Mitigation Center in Lincoln, NE, showed that recent rainfall has virtually eliminated the drought over the Florida Panhandle and South Florida.
Central Florida and the Tampa Bay region remains under the abnormally dry and moderate drought category.
This improvement in the drought was expected.
“We have finally tapped into the deep, tropical moisture that has been hovering over the Caribbean over the last few months.
That combined with local sea breeze activity has lead to this wetter pattern.” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth.
Drought conditions are expected to improve in the coming weeks and months as the Tampa Bay area moves in the wet season.
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