When will it rain? Ozarks now in mild drought, weather service says
When will it rain?
Ozarks now in mild drought, weather service says.
Springfield has gone three weeks without rain, and the National Weather Service now says much of the Ozarks is in light drought conditions.
Some grass and plants already are turning brown and crispy from lack of rain, according to Mike Griffin, meteorologist at the NWS office in Springfield.
"The last measurable rain we had in Springfield at the airport was on August 22, when we got 0.43 inches," Griffin said.
For the month of September, we usually get 4.5 inches of rain."
A cool front approaching next week might give the Ozarks its first significant widespread rain, Griffin said.
"It should be some decent rainfall, with a half inch to an inch over widespread areas by the middle of the week," Griffin said.
Springfield has dipped into the upper 40s a few nights in recent weeks, but there’s no frost in the near future.
Griffin said Springfield on average sees its first frost between October 10-15.