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Drought Conditions Worsen for Central Georgia
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Drought Conditions Worsen for Central Georgia

The drought situation here in Central Georgia continues to exacerbate. Most of the area is now considered to be in an extreme drought, basically from Macon southward. Areas north of Macon, including Milledgeville, Gray, and Forsyth, are classified as being in a severe drought. As of June 1st, we are 7.20 inches below normal for the year.

Let’s take a quick look back and see how we got so far behind in the rainfall department.

In March, we got just over 4 inches of rain…which was over three quarters of an inch below normal.

In April, we only got 1.30 inches which is close to 2 inches below normal for the month.

In May, we got less than an inch of rain! We only received 0.66” in the rain bucket, which is 2 and a third inches below normal for the month.

At this point, all we have is a daily 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. They aren’t great chances, but we’ll take them! We all need the rain, but the farmers are in dire need….they need green stuff on radar to keep their crops healthy.

--Meteorologist Sonya Stevens

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