Fall is finally here, and if you’ve walked outside, you’ve noticed that it feels like fall too! You’ve probably also noticed how dry it is and how little rainfall we’ve had, especially throughout September! If you think it’s drier than normal, you’re right!
We are over an inch-and-a-half below our average rainfall for the month, with only minimal rain chances heading into October. The U.S. Drought Monitor has much of Indiana, including Muncie in the abnormally dry category, as well as parts of eastern, western, and extreme Southern Indiana in moderate to even severe drought, in isolated spots!
This “flash drought,” is due, in part to the late season heat we’ve been experiencing the past few weeks. This, coupled with persistent high pressure, has kept rainfall at a minimum, and left the region dry!
This dry pattern looks to continue into at least next week and the first few days of October. However, as of right now, the Climate Prediction Center has us in a slight chance of above average precipitation as we head into the first full week of October!