It's no secret we have been abnormally dry across Northeast Kansas over the past 2 years. Well, things are changing and changing rapidly. Of course, in a good way. Most of our area started in a level 3 (Extreme) drought at the beginning of the calendar year. Just last week, drought levels have fallen into level 2 (Severe) standards. Now, our northern counties aren't in a "drought" and the rest of our area (including Topeka) are down to level 1 (Moderate) drought.
We have been keeping weather records for about 120 years. Currently, 2013 is the 60th driest year on record; right in the middle. Not wet and not dry, despite being very dry to start the year. I smell improvement and a lot of it. If we get 1 to 3 inches of rain over the next 4 weeks, nowhere in Northeast Kansas will officially be in a drought.
Some food for thought: we're only 1.09 inches of liquid behind our average year-to-date. Thank you Mother Nature.
- Storm Track Meteorologist, Kyle Borchert
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